Canucks’ David Booth’s Agent Mike Liut Comments on Healthy Scratch

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Vancouver Canucks winger David Booth sat out Tuesday’s 5-4 overtime win as a healthy scratch even though the team had no extra forwards.

Canucks head coach John Tortorella opted to dress defenceman Andrew Alberts over Booth. However, Alberts only ended up playing 37 seconds.

Tortorella went with 11 forwards until winger Jannik Hansen left the game with an injury. At that point, Tortorella decided to park winger Tom Sesito on the bench as well to roll three complete lines.

Message sent: Tortorella would rather play a forward short than have Booth in the lineup.

Booth’s agent, Mike Liuit, chimed in on the scratching to News 1130 Sports. He says he wasn’t upset by it.

It appears Booth will draw back into the lineup on Thursday against the New Jersey Devils with Hansen injured.

Topics: David Booth, Vancouver Canucks

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  • Johnny Blaze

    the last time Liut spoke up about a client, he got traded to New Jersey.