Found January 03, 2012 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
PLAYERS: David Booth
TEAMS: Vancouver Canucks
Lost in the Canucks recent strong play is the fact a major weapon in David Booth is still out.

Booth anxious to return

Quote: "It's really frustrating and I wish it didn't happen," said Booth. "I thought I was playing better and now it's a process of getting back there. This was my third day on the ice and I've only been skating for about 15 minutes. I can't do the reaction stuff, stops and starts and changing direction. ... I've been off three weeks, or whatever it was, and it feels like three months."
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