Vancouver Canucks winger David Booth might not be ready for training camp, according to the Vancouver Province’s Jason Botchford.
He reports Booth is dealing with multiple issues including a calf strain after undergoing surgery on his ankle in April. Booth is struggling to stay on schedule for a September return and the Canucks are currently “unsure” if Booth will be ready.
Who to believe? It is never a good sign when a player is yet to skate with just over three weeks to go until the opening of training camp. It will not be surprising if Booth is not ready given the new information we have now.
Many armchair coaches have pegged Booth to play on the second line with Alexandre Burrows and Ryan Kesler. If he is not ready, it will give Chris Higgins or prospect Nicklas Jensen a chance at a top-six role.