David Booth, who played at Michigan State, has been placed on waivers by the Canucks. (Rich Lam / Getty Images)
Former Michigan State forward and Detroit native David Booth has been placed on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks, according to CBC.ca.
The move suggests the left winger will be bought out of his long-term contract that will pay him $4.75 million next season. Booth is in the middle of a six-year, $27 million contract.
If Booth clears waivers, the Canucks can buy out his contract by paying him two-thirds of what he’s owed over two years, according to the report.
Booth, 29, had nine goals and 10 assists in 66 games for the the Canucks last season. The Panthers 2004 second-round pick (No. 53) also played three games at AHL Utica.