Feb 4 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Vancouver Canucks center Manny Malhotra (27) warms up before the start of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Manny Malhotra Still Looking for Tryout from a NHL Team

Former Vancouver Canucks centre Manny Malhotra is still looking for a training camp to attend when it opens on Tuesday, September 11.

The 33 year old centre has repeatedly expressed interest in continuing his NHL career this past summer despite the Canucks insisting he can no longer protect himself on the ice.

The Canucks shut him down in February after the team felt he could no longer protect himself on the ice after partially losing his vision in his left eye when a deflected puck struck him in March 2011. Canucks general manager Mike Gillis declared Malhotra’s career over a month later.

ESPN’s Craig Custance reported in July that Malhotra was generating interest as a free agent and met “a group of teams” in New York. Perhaps teams have had the opportunity to review his medical records since then and agreed with the Canucks assessment.

Malhotra has spent the last little while skating with Canucks players at informal sessions at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.

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