Canucks and Beyond

Manny Malhotra Cleared to Play in SCF

05/28/2011 at 5:57pm EDT

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From the Canucks official Twitter:

Manny Malhotra has been officially cleared to play, said coach Alain Vigneault.

Malhotra is day-to-day, Vigneault added. Would not discuss the #Canucks Game 1 line-up.

What a comeback. TSN’s Bob McKenzie remarked that it was “bordering on a medical miracle” the other day, when Malhotra returned to full practice. And with this new announcement from the team, it’s hard to argue the point.

Ben Kuzma from The Province shares a few more quotes from today’s press conference:

Vigneault: “Manny cleared to play on a day-to-day basis. Phenomenal (to be) at this point.” Won’t confirm Malhotra playing Game 1 of final.

Vigneault: “We wouldn’t put Manny in any situation that wasn’t right.”

Update: And from Malhotra himself (via Hosea Cheung of 24Hours):

“It’s a very exciting prospect for me at this point.”

*image courtesy of canucks.nhl.com posted here

From Jason Botchford

Manny Malhotra was very emotional in meeting with press. He said he’s ready to play.

Update 2:06pm PT: Video from today’s press conference, courtesy of The White Towel

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