Manny Malhotra is on a professional tryout contract with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, after missing most of the 2013 NHL season due to that eye injury he suffered in 2011 when a puck hit him.
He’s working hard, trying to find a place to continue his career in the NHL.
In the meantime, Malhotra’s been busy finding something else. Using a metal detector.
The Checkers had a team-building outing earlier this month at a paintball facility, firing goo-filled projectiles at each other as they ran around the course like faux soldiers.
Center Brendan Woods, an AHL rookie who played for the Wisconsin Badgers last season, was horrified to discover that he lost something during the battle – a religious medal that had been gifted to him from his late grandfather.
A medal that had been blessed by the Pope. So yeah, pretty well irreplaceable.
Upon hearing about Woods’ loss, Malhotra decided to take action. As Paul Branecky writes on the Checkers’ website:
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Without telling Woods, Malhotra, who