UPDATE: David Booth is expected to miss four to six weeks with a groin strain.
The Vancouver Canucks may start the NHL regular season with another missing key piece of the second-line puzzle. In addition to Ryan Kesler (shoulder/wrist), David Booth is out with what appears to be a groin issue.
According to the Vancouver Province, Booth was scheduled to have an MRI Monday afternoon.
"He tweaked his groin a little bit yesterday and we're not quite sure how severe it is," coach Alain Vigneault said Monday.
The required MRI indicates he may have tweaked it more than a little bit.
"As far as keeping tabs on players during the lockout, we weren't allowed to communicate," said Vigneault. "But I did speak to David yesterday. Sometimes that stuff happens on the ice."