Class Action Settlement for NHL GameCenter LIVE and NHL Center Ice Purchasers Means Special Benefits Available – Click Here to Find Out More
 
2015 NHL Draft
SHARE

Canucks' Manny Malhotra to miss rest of season as eye injury remains a problem

Thursday, 02.14.2013 / 3:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends


Canucks' Manny Malhotra to miss rest of season as eye injury remains a problem

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks say veteran forward Manny Malhotra will miss the rest of the season.

The club has placed the 32-year-old on injured reserve.

The native of Mississauga, Ont., has appeared in nine games this season but has no points.

There was no reason given for the move but Canucks president/GM Mike Gillis said the club's main concern for Malhotra is his long-term health.

In March 2011, Malhotra suffered a serious eye injury when struck by a puck during a game versus Colorado.

But he didn't play in Vancouver's 2-1 win over Minnesota on Tuesday night for what the team said was "a personal matter.''

Quote of the Day

Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL