Vancouver Canucks forward Manny Malhotra will miss the rest of the season after being placed on Injured Reserve.

The club announced the move on Thursday.

"The long term health of Manny Malhotra is of utmost importance to our organization," President and GM Mike Gillis said in a statement. "Throughout his career Manny has showcased his indispensability through skilled play, being a consummate professional and leader in the room while also continuously giving back to the community.