Malhotra signs PTO with AHL Charlotte

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Unable to find a spot on an NHL team, veteran center Manny Malhotra has accepted a 25-game professional tryout with Carolina’s AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.

A 33-year-old unrestricted free agent who suffered a serious eye injury in March of 2011, Malhotra played just nine games in 2013 before the Vancouver Canucks placed him on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.

Malhotra has been adamant that his vision can still allow him to be a productive player, as well as stay safe on the ice.