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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. 
Comments

Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

At least you're not letting the gravity of the story and the spirit of the comment to get in the way of your sniping.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 4:35 pm
 

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

This is why proper eye protection should be mandatory for all "high impact/velocity" sports. To be honest I'm really surprised that this hasn't happened more often in hockey. This is one of the reasons why I don't play ice hockey...losing an eye to an errant puck and falling on the ice and having some ice skates slice my fingers off are too gruesome for me to ever take part in ice skating. But I do play street hockey. You wear better protection and the weather is much warmer.





Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: March 29, 2011 3:43 pm
 

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

you remember Berard's injury so well that you got his last name wrong




Since: Jun 10, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

Red Wings fans and all sports fans are with you, Manny!  Best of luck on a speedy and full recovery.



Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: March 29, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

Can still remember watching Bryan Bedard get high sticked in the eye when he played for Toronto. His career was never the same. Hope all goes well and maybe Manny can get a ring for all his troubles!



Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 2:47 pm
 

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

Manny, the hockey world hopes for the best outcome! Heal quickly and get back on the ice!




Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

Columbus' prayers are with you Manny...Get well!



Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: March 29, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

I was surprised to see this as news on here. I'm a huge Canucks fan and I wish all the best to Malhotra. You need to get some facts straight though. Malhotra is married to Nash's sister Joann. I don't know how you got Nash married to Malhotra's sister Jaoan. Head Shake!!



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

As his coach said to him: "Why don't you wear a helmet?" Now, it might be too late. Getting his vision back is one thing, playing with that eye in the NHL is another.



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

Wishing all the best for Manny and his family. Praying his surgery is a success!


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