Carried Off the Ice: Injury Report – March 20, 2013

Aaron

2013-03-21

MarianHossa


Injury updates on Booth, Krejci, Lecavalier and Letang.


Get the stretcher (latest injuries):


David Booth is having a similar season as Ryan Kesler in that he missed the start of the season recovering from an injury, got healthy enough to play several games only to suffer another significant injury. Booth was hurt beating out an icing in the first period Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings. He is out indefinitely with an ankle sprain.  

When will the NHL realize that they need to go to no-touch icing? Yes the race for the puck can be exciting but the NHL is much better with its players playing rather than getting hurt in a race for the puck. This rant is for another time and I am sure Don Cherry will have something to say about it on the next Coach's Corner.

The Vancouver Canucks have had issues all season long with their second line as Kesler and Booth have missed significant time. Over the last couple games the Canucks have run with Andrew Ebbett, Jannik Hansen and Mason Raymond as the second line. Hansen is playing some of the best hockey of his career (nine points in last nine games) and is seeing significant power play time. Raymond is an UFA this off-season could be traded at the deadline. So for now don't expect a consistent group for the second line as Vancouver is struggling and they will try everyone but the Twins there.