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Manny Malhotra | Center

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/18/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 207
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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

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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

Manny Maholtra has signed a one-year deal with Montreal for $850,000.

He will be a nice third-line player and will add considerable leadership to the Habs' lineup. Malhotra does not have any real fantasy value, however.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:08:00 PM

Manny Malhotra is one of the three finalists for the Masterton Trophy.

Jaromir Jagr and Dominic Moore are the other nominees. Malhotra had to fight his way back into the NHL after suffering a serious eye injury. He inked an AHL tryout contract this season and eventually secured a spot on the Carolina Hurricanes' roster. He had 13 points and a 59.5 faceoff winning percentage in 69 games.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Manny Malhotra would like to re-sign with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Carolina gave Malhotra a chance to extend his career after the Vancouver Canucks shut him down due to an eye injury. He had 13 points and a 59.5% success rate on the draw in 69 games this season.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 12:25:00 PM

Manny Malhotra has been named the Carolina Hurricanes nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy.

The Masterton is awarded annually by the Professional Hockey Writers Association to the player who best demonstrates perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. "It's an honor and a cool feeling to be thought of in that regard," Malhotra said. "But it's not about look-at-me recognition and awards. It's about continuing after my goal and wanting to win a Stanley Cup." It's the second time in three years that Malhotra has been a nominee as he was also named the Canucks Masterton rep in 2012.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 07:13:00 AM

Manny Malhotra was a surprising star offensively for the Hurricanes in Saturday's 6-3 win against Ottawa.

He recorded two goals and added an assist to end an eight-game scoring drought. Malhotra has only 11 points in 39 games this season. Nathan Gerbe and Drayson Bowman assisted on both of his markers. Gerbe also registered a goal of his own in the match. Eric Staal, Riley Nash and Tuomo Ruutu found the back of the net as well in the win.
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 03:29:00 PM

Manny Malhotra scored in his third straight game on Saturday.

This scoring streak is a huge boost for the Hurricanes as Malhotra was signed for his faceoff skills and defensive play. He now has four goals and eight points in 30 games. His faceoff efficiency is at 59.3 percent on 474 draws.
Sun, Jan 5, 2014 07:34:00 AM

Manny Malhotra was a minus-one in 12:94 minutes of action in his first game against the Canucks since he was released in the off-season.

Malhotra has no ill will against the Canucks as he is happy to be back in the NHL and understands why they did not keep him. Malhotra is usually quite good at the face off dot but won only five of 12 draws Sunday.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:33:00 AM

Manny Malhotra will return to Vancouver for the first time as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.

Malhotra was released in the off-season by the Canucks and signed on with the Hurricanes at the end of October after playing for their minor league team in Charlotte earlier in the month. His value is at the face off dot.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 06:38:00 AM

Manny Malhotra has won 64% of his draws in five games this season.

Malhotra isn't expected to do a lot offensively, but the faceoff circle is one of the areas that he should be a big boost to Carolina. Outside of Malhotra, no player on the Hurricanes has participated in more than 50 draws and maintained a success rate of more than 51%.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 09:33:00 AM

Manny Malhotra scored the overtime game-winner in Carolina's 2-1 OT win against Philadelphia on Tuesday.

That's Malhotra's first goal since March 26, 2012. It's certainly an inspiring story, but Malhotra's only really worth looking at in FW leagues (a category in which he's quite dominant).
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 11:10:00 PM

In his first two games back in the NHL since 2012-13, Manny Malhotra has absolutely lived up to his reputation as a faceoff specialist.

He's gone 25-9 in two games, good for a ludicrous 73.5 winning percentage. That includes a 5-1 mark in shorthanded situations. He's already fifth on Carolina with 25 FW. Unfortunately, he's not really useful for anything other than that skill at this point in his career.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 09:17:00 AM

Manny Malhotra is expected to make his season debut on Friday.

It will be Malhotra's first game since the Vancouver Canucks decided to shut him down in February 2013 because of concerns about his vision. He didn't attract much interest during the summer, but the Hurricanes inked him to a two-way contract on Thursday. "I always believed," Malhotra said. "I believed in myself and my family believed in me. I knew that I still had something to contribute to a team."
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 12:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Jiri Sekac
4Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Brandon Prust
4Dale Weise
5Christian Thomas
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Sergei Gonchar
4Alexei Emelin
5Tom Gilbert
6Mike Weaver
7Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski