Manny Malhotra will play for the first time since further eye procedures in the offseason the next night at San Jose, as Canucks veterans finally don game uniforms.
Great news as Malhotra continues his inspiring comeback. Last season, the checking-line pivot scored 11 goals and 30 points through 72 games for the Canucks. The jury is still out on whether he can regain his offensive capabilities.
Good sign that Malhotra is practicing. Although he was cleared to play in the Stanley Cup Finals, Malhotra was held out earlier in the preseason. The checking line center scored 11 goals and 30 points last season but the jury is still out on whether he will be an effective NHL player.
Interesting to see what role Malhotra is able to play in the upcoming season. After returning from numerous ocular surgeries for last year's postseason, it appears he is not close to 100 percent for the start of the season.