Canucks' Malhotra (Eye) Not Ready To Retire: Manny Malhotra (eye) hinted that he would like to return to the NHL next season, the Vancouver Province reports. (Updated 5/2/13)
Eye - (Updated - 5/2/13)
Manny Malhotra was shut down by the Canucks this season after just nine games due to worries about his vision being affected by a serious eye injury he suffered in 2011. The veteran center has played an off-the-ice role with the Canucks since being placed on the IR, but he'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer and may look to find an active gig elsewhere. (Updated 5/2/13).
Considered one of the better two-way, third-line centers in the league just two seasons ago, Manny Malhotras productivity has taken a steep hit since a gruesome eye injury late in the 2010-11 season. He finished the 2011-12 campaign with just 18 points (7 G, 11 A) while sporting a career-worst minus-11 rating. The 32-year old center is now in danger of being bought out by the Canucks before the start of the season. If he does manage to stick around, Malhotra will be a fourth-line option and could see his fair share of healthy scratches. (Updated 8/14/12)