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Canucks' Manny Malhotra out for season

Posted on: March 21, 2011 4:53 pm
Edited on: March 21, 2011 5:20 pm
 
Vancouver Canuck forward Manny Malhotra will miss the rest of the season due to the eye injury he sustained in a game last week, the club announced Monday. 

“Following an initial procedure and continued treatment it has been determined through consultation with team doctors and specialists that Manny Malhotra will not return to the Canucks lineup for the remainder of this regular season and playoffs,” the Canucks said in a news release.

Malhotra, 30, was injured during Wednesday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche when a puck hit him in the left eye. He underwent surgery, but the Canucks have not released the specific injury Malhotra sustained. The team said in an email Monday that it would have no further comment. 

Malhotra, like his stops in Columbus and San Jose, was respected in the locker room in Vancouver. He’s a faceoff specialist and was one of the Canucks top penalty killers this season. He had 11 goals and 19 assists this season. 

-- A.J. Perez

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Category: NHL
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Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: March 22, 2011 5:23 pm
 

Canucks' Manny Malhotra out for season

Sorry to hear about Manny.  I've liked the way he plays the game ever since I saw him play for the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Get well soon Manny.



Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: March 21, 2011 11:22 pm
 

Canucks' Manny Malhotra out for season

Dang that hurts. Better to lose him now so the line-up can be shuffled prior to the playoffs and guys can get used to their new roles. Thank goodness we grabbed those 2 dudes at the deadline so this loss will be minimized. It says here the Canucks still have a long run in them this post season. That is one gross photo. Take it off CBS and get well Manny!



Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: March 21, 2011 8:46 pm
 

Canucks' Manny Malhotra out for season

I remember Malhotra playing last year for the Sharks. A classy guy, an all-around great player, and a faceoff expert. Big loss for the Canucks and I hope he is ok. Never want to see that happen to a hockey player, especially a guy like Malhotra.



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: March 21, 2011 7:01 pm
 

Canucks' Manny Malhotra out for season

I hope the follow up procedures go well and that there isn't any permanent damage.   Hopefully this is the last injury Canuck fans have to suffer through.    I loved the Malhotra pickup for this team, it's a shame about the injury.    Hope he gets better and is able to come back if he wants to.



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: March 21, 2011 6:01 pm
 

Canucks' Manny Malhotra out for season

Well said....Get well Manny.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: March 21, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Canucks' Manny Malhotra out for season

It's ok.  Just take care of the man's eye.... much more important then any hockey game.  I don't care how much money you give me losing an eye just doesn't cut it for me......  I hope the guy is ok. 


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