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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: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 1:28 pm
 

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

I am begining to think CBS needs to reconsider their "Eye on ____" headlines.

With that said, I hope the surgery goes well.



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: March 29, 2011 1:14 pm
 

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

It doesn't matter if you're a Canucks fan or not, nobody likes to see anyone get hurt like this. Here's hoping for a successful surgery and speedy recover.

Good luck.



Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 1:13 pm
 

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

Yikes... I didn't realize it was this serious.  My best wishes to Malhotra and his family.  Get well soon.



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Vancouver's Malhotra to undergo eye surgery

Good Luck Manny.  Malhotra is one of the hardest workers in the national hockey league, and deserves better than this.


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