Manny Malhotra skated on Saturday morning at Rogers Arena, and the Vancouver Canucks forward could play in his first game since mid-March when his team takes on the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Malhotra is a faceoff machine and a penalty killing master and would be used accordingly, if he does indeed play. He would also wear a full-face shield to protect his battered eye. In a March game against the Colorado Avalanche, Malhotra took a puck off the eye and hasn't played a game since.
Dan Hamhuis is also listed as a game-time decision for the Canucks. He left midway through Game 1 on Wednesday after delivering a hit on Bruins forward Milan Lucic. Hamhuis didn't practice in the morning, but he will reportedly take warmups prior to the game. His injury is undisclosed.
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