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David Booth’s season likely over

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David Booth, after working so hard to come back from a devastating concussion five months ago, will have his season end after another concussion. From Steve Gorten of the Sun Sentinel:

Coach Pete DeBoer wouldn’t declare it so today, saying only that “it’s a strong probability.” But you could tell DeBoer knows that, and that even if doctors somehow cleared him to return, he wouldn’t feel comfortable putting Booth back on the ice this soon after his second concussion in five months.

There’s not much else to say, other than to wish Booth a speedy and safe recovery. He’s a promising and talented young player and it’s a shame this season has gone the way it has for him. Coach DeBoer doesn’t want to hear how it’s Booth’s fault for having his head down, either.

“It’s not as easy as just saying, ‘Hey, keep your head up on the ice,’” DeBoer said. “The way David plays, he’s aggressive, he goes after the puck. The play last night, he’s making an extra effort, reaching for it. When he lifts his head up, there’s a guy there. It’s not something you can talk to a guy about that he can fix. That’s how he plays and unfortunately, he’s had bad luck and a couple of concussions because of it.”