Tuesday, February 23, 2016

P.K. Subban sends one-month old baby to hospital after friendly puck toss during practice

An act of kindness by Montreal Canadiens star P.K. Subban backfired this weekend — big time.

After practice on Sunday, the Canadiens defenseman tossed pucks into the stands for fans at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Unfortunately, one of the hard souvenirs accidentally hit one-month-old Beatrice Meloche in the head, knocking her unconscious and sending her to Montreal Children’s Hospital with a concussion.

Before you ask what kind of boufon brings a newborn toddler to a hockey game, remember this is Canada and know that the little tyke will be OK.

The baby's mother, Valérie Meloche, wrote on Facebook, that Beatrice spent the night under observation at the hospital.

Je demande votre aide! Aujourd'hui nous étions à la pratique Provigo des Canadiens de Montréal, au Centre Bell. À la fin...
Posted by Valérie Meloche Maquilleuse on Sunday, February 21, 2016
“P.K. feels terrible, but he had no idea. He felt terrible at first, then he felt really happy to hear that all was good,” Donald Beauchamp, the club’s vice president of communications, told the Calgary Sun.

“P.K. was so grateful (to hear the child was okay) and he can’t wait to meet with the family.”

Coincidentally, the baby was taken to the same hospital that named a wing "Atrium P.K. Subban" after he and his foundation donated $10 million last year.

The team said it would look into changing the policy of players tossing pucks into the crowd, despite calling the incident a “freak accident.”

Sacre bleu. 

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