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Canucks' Manny Malhotra can practice

Updated: May 27, 2011, 11:05 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Manny Malhotra's season with the Vancouver Canucks was supposed to be over when a deflected puck exploded into his left eye in mid-March.

There were bigger concerns that his vision and career were done, too.

But on Friday, Malhotra was cleared for "light contact" in practice, reason enough to celebrate -- whether or not the popular assistant captain and valuable shutdown center will be ready next week for the Stanley Cup finals. That it is a possibility ...

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