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Panthers' Booth taken to hospital

Updated: March 27, 2010, 2:46 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- David Booth's latest blow to the head appears to have been less damaging than the devastating -- and rule-changing -- blindside hit he was dealt by Philadelphia's Mike Richards earlier this season.

Booth was to spend Thursday night in a Montreal hospital for precautionary reasons after he left Florida's 4-1 loss to the Canadiens when he was flattened by Jaroslav Spacek's open-ice shoulder check to the head early in the second period.

"He's coherent, he's alert -- ...

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