Kukla's Korner

Canucks and Beyond

Malhotra Update in Vancouver

Last night’s eye injury to Manny Malhotra—discussed here in The Province and featuring one pretty gory photo—prompted Alain Vigneault to caution people not to “speculate one way or another” last night. 

But speculation has been rampant all morning, and now, from TSN’s Bob McKenzie, a hint that bad news may realistically be on the horizon:

Canucks will provide update at some point but hearing, unfortunately, Malhotra’s eye injury is not minor. Wait and see proposition.

Update 12:43pm PT: via Jason Botchford

Manny Malhotra had surgery on his eye, will see a specialist before a timeline is known, Concern is his vision

Update 1:35pm PT: TSN notes there are no broken bones. The vision is the primary concern.

Update 4:23pm PT: Not surprisingly, the word is “out indefinitely.”  As noted, Victor Oreskovich was called up earlier, filling the spot for now.

Our prayers to Malhotra… having one’s vision compromised must be a terrifying experience.


Filed in: vancouver canucks, | Canucks and Beyond | Permalink



Always liked Manny M as a hockey player. I’m certianly hoping that we get better news and that it turns out better than it currently sounds.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 03/17/11 at 05:02 PM ET

Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

man, that photo says a thousand words. Friggin brutal.  Prayers go out to Manny and his family, its more about hockey now, its about his quality of life going forward

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 03/17/11 at 09:35 PM ET

GZ Expat's avatar

I missed the game last night…was busy watching my Portland Winterhawks squeak out a victory against a pesky Vancouver Giants team…but that photo in the Province…ughgh.

Best face off man in the game…a key component of the 4th and 3rd lines…but it just doesn’t matter when we are talking about his livelihood.

Posted by GZ Expat on 03/18/11 at 12:05 AM ET


Saw the replay on Sportsnet - looks like he took a brutal head shot just as the puck is unleashed, putting him in line with the shot.  The Colorado player should be suspended.  Anyone get a copy of the play?

Posted by Matt from Surrey on 03/18/11 at 03:38 AM ET

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

Most Recent Blog Posts

About Canucks and Beyond

Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.

In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.

So that's me. Who the hell are you? smile

Email: am@kuklaskorner.com

Alanah's Twitter: [@alanah1]