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Manny Malhotra | Center

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/18/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 207
Contract: view contract details

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Manny Malhotra will not be re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens.
Malhotra has completed his one-year, $850,000 contract. He had just a goal and four points in 58 contests, but he excelled on the draw with a 59.3% success rate. His faceoff skills might land him another one-way deal over the summer. May 15 - 11:54 AM

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Manny Malhotra still wants to play next season.

He will be an unrestricted free agent in July and thinks he can contribute. Malhotra is excellent on faceoffs (59.3 percent), but he won't post anything meaningful offensively.
May 14 - 1:30 PM

Manny Malhotra and Brian Flynn will be scratched on Friday night from Game One against Tampa Bay.

Malhotra has been stapled to the press box for the majority of the season, and wasn't producing while he was in either. Flynn however has a goal and two assists in five games against Ottawa in the first round. Bear him in mind if he ever gets back into the lineup and you need a spot-start.
Source: Arpon Basu
May 1 - 6:00 PM

Manny Malhotra and Brian Flynn were held out of Sunday's tilt with the Florida Panthers.

While Malhotra lacks fantasy value with just four points this season, Flynn had been finding ways to contribute by producing 17 points, 37 hits, and 39 blocks over 54 games with Buffalo. However, he's completely failed to hit the score sheet in seven games with Montreal, nullifying whatever potential fantasy value he could've had.
Apr 5 - 5:28 PM

Manny Malhotra, Brian Flynn, Mike Weaver and Sergei Gonchar will be healthy scratches in Thursday's game against Winnipeg.

Tom Gilbert will also miss the game, but in his case he will be out because of injury. If Gonchar ever gets back into Montreal's lineup, he could have some value in deeper fantasy leagues but Malhotra, Flynn and Weaver have no fantasy relevance.
Mar 26 - 8:03 PM

Manny Malhotra and Brian Flynn will be scratched against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

While Flynn continues to recover from an upper body injury, Malhotra will continue to see his role diminished having played just four times in the month of March.
Mar 24 - 7:41 PM

Manny Malhotra will center the fourth line between Brandon Prust and Dale Weise in Tuesday night's tilt with the Florida Panthers.

Malhotra's only contribution to the fantasy world is his ability to win faceoffs. While he ranks 39th overall in total wins with 507, he's also among the league leaders in winning percentage just a tick below 60%.
Mar 17 - 7:02 PM

Manny Malhotra scored a goal in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Malhotra opened the scoring just five minutes into the first period when he beat Leafs' goaltender Jonathan Bernier. The goal was Malhotra's first of the season and first since joining the Montreal Canadiens last summer. The 34-year-old has just three points on the season, but two of those have come in his last two games. He became the 500th different player to score a goal in a Montreal Canadiens uniform. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Mar 1 - 9:17 AM

Manny Malhotra will tag in for the flu-stricken Alex Galchenyuk on Thursday night versus Florida.

Malhotra will center Michael Bournival and Christian Thomas on Montreal fourth line. However, neither of these three forwards have any fantasy value.
Feb 19 - 7:09 PM

Manny Malhotra will be a healthy scratch Wednesday night in Ottawa.

Maholtra was in the lineup for the Canadiens last two games but won’t dress Wednesday. It’s been a rough year for the former number seventh overall pick as he’s recorded just one assist in 48 games played without scoring a single goal. Jiri Sekac will take Maholtra’s spot in the lineup Wednesday.
Feb 18 - 5:06 PM

Manny Malhotra, Gabriel Dumont and Mike Weaver are healthy scratches in Sunday's game against Boston.

The Canadiens will go with a fourth line of Christian Thomas, Jacob De La Rose and Michael Bournival. None of the Habs' scratches have any fantasy value.
Feb 8 - 7:45 PM

Look for Manny Malhotra and Mike Weaver to sit in the pressbox Saturday night.

They will both be healthy scratches against the Devils. This is nothing new and should not have any impact on anyone's fantasy roster decisions.
Feb 7 - 10:39 AM

Manny Malhotra and Mike Weaver will sit out Saturday's tilt against the Penguins.

While Weaver hasn't played since Dec. 6th, Malhotra is being sat for the third time in five games after playing the first 36 games. If you need a faceoff specialist, you may be interested to know that Malhotra has won 388 of 627 draws, that's a .619 winning percentage.
Jan 10 - 6:29 PM

Manny Malhotra is expected to be a healthy scratch again on Friday.

Coach Michel Therrien liked what he saw from the fourth-line trio of Michael Bournival, Sven Andrighetto and Dale Weise. "They did well (in Florida)," Therrien said. "There's always a balance, a trade-off. We lose a little on the faceoffs (but the Bournival line) spent some time in the offensive zone and that's what we're looking for." Malhotra leads the league with a 62.4 winning percentage on faceoffs, but he has one assist and a minus-6 rating in 36 games.
Jan 2 - 9:22 AM

Manny Malhotra will be a healthy scratch Tuesday night against the Panthers.

Malhotra has no normal fantasy value, unless you count faceoff wins. His 375 wins ranks 12th most in the NHL so far this season. He's ten short of Bryan Little for tenth place, but is 42 wins ahead of Boyd Gordon whose the next closest behind Malhotra.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 06:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tomas Plekanec
2Alex Galchenyuk
3David Desharnais
4Brian Flynn
5Paul Byron
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Lars Eller
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Christian Thomas
5Michael Bournival
6Daniel Carr
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Alexander Semin
3Dale Weise
4Devante Smith-Pelly
5Sven Andrighetto
6Torrey Mitchell
7Zack Kassian
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Jeff Petry
4Alexei Emelin
5Tom Gilbert
6Nathan Beaulieu
7Greg Pateryn
G1Carey Price
2Mike Condon
3Zachary Fucale