P.K. Subban: Canadiens accidentally hit baby with puck at Bell Centre practice

P.K. Subban: Canadiens accidentally hit baby with puck at Bell Centre practice

P.K. Subban can’t seem to do anything right lately. The 26-year-old was trying to do something nice during an open practice Sunday when he tossed a puck into the stands for fans, but the puck struck a one-month-old baby girl in the head, according to a Facebook post from the mother.

The one-month-old girl’s mother, Valerie Meloche, said on Facebook her daughter suffered a concussion when hit by the puck Sunday. Canadiens players tossed them into the crowd following the practice.

“Unfortunately, one of the fans who received a puck from P.K. Subban was just a month old and she stopped it with her head,” Meloche wrote.

The baby, Beatrice, was taken to the Montreal Children’s Hospital and kept overnight.

A team representative met with the family and invited Meloche, her husband and their four children to watch a future game at the Bell Centre in a private suite.

A spokesman said Subban also wanted to meet the family.

“Everyone, starting with (owner) Geoff Molson, was really touched by the story,” spokesman Donald Beauchamp said.

The annual practice, which is free of charge, draws a full house of mainly children and parents. When it’s over, players flip pucks into the seats for the kids.

After games, any Canadien named as first star also tosses three pucks into the crowd.

Beauchamp said that practice is now under review.

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