Injured Vancouver Canucks centre Manny Malhotra will be with the Chicago Wolves for the next four-to-five days to work with prospects, according to the Vancouver Sun.
Malhotra was shut down down for the season in February because the Canucks believed he was vulnerable to serious injury as they felt he could no longer protect himself on the ice from from hits. TSN’s Bob McKenzie at the time speculated Malhotra would work as an “unofficial” assistant coach for the rest of the season.
The team hasn’t named him as an assistant coach (probably because they can’t since he’s still on the team’s payroll), but he has spent some time working with his teammates on faceoffs like he normally does. Malhotra has also filled in at practice when the team needed an extra body to have a complete forward line or defence pairing.
Now he is in Chicago to work on faceoffs with the Wolves:
Manny Malhotra will be in Chicago starting tomorrow to work with the Wolves centers on face-offs.
— Tyson Giuriato(@TysonGiuriato) March 10, 2013