Vancouver Canucks forward Manny Malhotra undergoes second eye surgery

Author:
Publish date:

VANCOUVER - Vancouver Canucks forward Manny Malhotra has undergone a second surgery on his injured left eye, the team said Tuesday.

The Canucks said in a brief statement that the surgical procedure, which took place in New York, was "successful", but declined to reveal any details about Malhotra's condition.

The veteran centre, who doesn't wear a visor, took a puck in the face March 16 against the Colorado Avalanche.

"Manny Malhotra's health continues to be the primary concern of the hockey club," the Canucks' statement read. "Progress updates will be made available at the appropriate time. No further comment is planned at this time."

The 30-year-old Malhotra signed a US$7.5-million, three-year contract as a free agent last summer and was second in the NHL with a 61.7 per cent faceoff win percentage when he was injured. He had 11 goals and 30 points in 72 games.

TOP HEADLINES

Nicholas Robertson (Steven Ellis/The Hockey News)
Play

Maple Leafs Prospect Robertson Hopes to Make an Impact – On and Off the Ice

The skilled winger made a splash during the 2020 playoff bubble. This season he's fine-tuning his game in the hopes of reaching the NHL full time, and in the process becoming one of the league's few Filipino players.

USATSI_15609904
Play

Holtby Latest in Long List of Canucks LGBTQ+ Allies

The new Vancouver goalie got a push to become more socially active: 'My wife has taught me a lot… and kind of broadened my views on a lot of LGBT community issues.'

USATSI_15632326_168393428_lowres
Play

Carey Price Isn't the Habs' Only Problem, But He's Their Biggest One

The Montreal Canadiens' goaltender is playing very much like the team in front of him, and that is simply not good enough when you're eating up almost 13 percent of the team's cap space on a long-term deal.