David Booth not cleared to play

Updated: September 11, 2013, 4:22 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth isn't ready to hit the ice at training camp.

The 28-year-old veteran is still sidelined by an ankle injury he sustained last season, and general manager Mike Gillis said Wednesday that Booth hasn't been cleared to play.

Booth is one of the Canucks' highest-paid players at $4.2 million per season. He was limited to 12 games last season because of injuries after the NHL lockout ended.

The Detroit native scored just one goal -- into an empty net -- and had two assists.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press


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