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Vancouver's Malhotra surgery 'successful'

Posted on: March 29, 2011 12:30 pm
Edited on: March 29, 2011 10:50 pm
Vancouver Canucks forward Manny Malhotra underwent "successful" surgery to repair the vision in his injured left eye, the team announced in a statement on Tuesday. 

"Manny Malhotra’s health continues to be the primary concern of the hockey club," the team said in a statement. 

The Vancouver Suns reports procedure was performed by Stanley Chang, the same New York surgeon who worked on NHL defenseman Bryan Berard after he took a stick to the eye in 2000.  Malhotra was injured when he took a puck to the face in a game against the Colorado Avalanche on March 16. 

The Canucks said there were no further updates at this time.

News of the surgery was first repoted by Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash, whose sister, Joann, is married to Malhotra. 

“I need my brother in law, Manny Malhotra of the Vancouver Canucks, to have a successful eye surgery tomorrow saving his eye and vision,” Nash wrote on Twitter Monday. 

The Canucks announced March 21 that Malhotra would be out the remainder of the season after he took a puck in the eye during a game days earlier. 
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 8:20 pm
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Since: Mar 30, 2011
Posted on: March 30, 2011 9:11 pm

Vancouver's Malhotra surgery 'successful'


 Columbus Ohio wishes a complete and speedy recovery. 


Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: March 30, 2011 1:39 pm

Vancouver's Malhotra surgery 'successful'

Ask Shawn Thornton how dull skates are and how his head is with 40+ stiches in it today.

Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: March 30, 2011 1:38 pm

Vancouver's Malhotra surgery 'successful'

Skate blades are far from Dull.  Maybe you should slide your finger down even a dull edge of a skate and see what happens. 

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: March 30, 2011 11:31 am

Vancouver's Malhotra surgery 'successful'

Just to back up Lulz's comment about skate blades: when I was a kid, I went to a public rink and was skating without gloves.  I fell, and another kid ran over my finger.  I sustained a very deep cut - it went to the bone.  The doctor said that if the person who had skated over my hand had been an adult, I would have lost the finger.  Skate blades are NOT dull! (At least, they're not if you take proper care of them.)

Since: Oct 8, 2009
Posted on: March 30, 2011 11:17 am

Vancouver's Malhotra surgery 'successful'

MM, I hope all goes well and you're back healthy soon.

Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: March 30, 2011 11:11 am

Vancouver's Malhotra surgery 'successful'

To Manny: Hope the end result is as successful as the surgery was. Best of luck, dude - get well.

To lumpoco: I understand what you're saying, but we all take risks in life. Anyone who drives or is a passenger in a car on public roads should understand that.

To rwarner: the blades are very dull? Is that right? Try telling that to Clint Malarchuk, Richard Zednick, and to a lesser extent, Mike Modano. Yes, the odds against getting fingers sliced off are astronomical - I've never heard of it happening, ever. But it's not because skate blades are too dull to do serious damage.

Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: March 30, 2011 9:53 am

Vancouver's Malhotra surgery 'successful'

Now I agree with you.  Anyone that does not wear eye protection is stupid.  But to respond to your reasons for not playing ice hockey.  You do realize that in every level besides the major and minor leagues full face shields are mandatory right?  Also, you wear gloves and getting a finger cut off would be next to impossible.  Even if you didn't wear gloves, the blade are very dull.

Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: March 29, 2011 6:03 pm

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

Blue Jacket nation is pulling for our former fan favorite.  Hope everything goes well.

Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: March 29, 2011 5:38 pm

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

Tough break for Vancouver. Malholtra and Hamluis are 2 players they sure could have used in the playoffs. 

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