Canucks notes: Booth returns tonight, Schroeder out three weeks

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Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella will get his first look at David Booth tonight and he’s excited about it.

Tortorella announced Booth will be back in the lineup tonight against the New York Rangers after missing the most of the preseason with an ankle problem. To say the least, Tortorella is excited to get him in the lineup.

“David Booth is playing tonight. I’m dying to see him in game action,” he said.

With the good news comes the bad as the update on center Jordan Schroeder and his injured foot isn’t so good. Tortorella says he’ll miss three weeks with a non-displaced hairline fracture in his foot. The initial diagnosis was a bruised foot, but apparently the more trustworthy x-rays in Vancouver showed a break.

Schroeder was gunning to land the job as the team’s third line center, but his quest to do that will be delayed. Booth’s return to action, however, should help out the team’s second line.