Mar 05, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA; Vancouver Canucks left wing David Booth (7) checks San Jose Sharks forward Scott Gomez (23) during the second period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

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

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.

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