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Vancouver Canucks forward Manny Malhotra undergoes second eye surgery

VANCOUVER - Vancouver Canucks forward Manny Malhotra has undergone a second surgery on his injured left eye, the team said Tuesday.

The Canucks said in a brief statement that the surgical procedure, which took place in New York, was "successful", but declined to reveal any details about Malhotra's condition.

The veteran centre, who doesn't wear a visor, took a puck in the face March 16 against the Colorado Avalanche.

"Manny Malhotra's health continues to be the primary concern of the hockey club," the Canucks' statement read. "Progress updates will be made available at the appropriate time. No further comment is planned at this time."

The 30-year-old Malhotra signed a US$7.5-million, three-year contract as a free agent last summer and was second in the NHL with a 61.7 per cent faceoff win percentage when he was injured. He had 11 goals and 30 points in 72 games.

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