NHL notes: P.K. Sub­ban pledges mil­lions to chil­dren’s hos­pi­tal in Mon­treal

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MON­TREAL— P.K. Sub­ban says hockey fans will dis­cover he is not the per­son many crit­ics make him out to be and that his pledge of at least $10 mil­lion for a chil­dren’s hos­pi­tal should demon­strate his al­tru­ism.

“When I hear things about me be­ing a self­ish per­son or be­ing self-cen­tred or cocky or ar­ro­gant, these things don’t bother me,” the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens de­fence­man told re­porters Wed­nes­day af­ter hand­ing over a gi­ant-sized cheque to the Mon­treal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal.

The hos­pi­tal is call­ing the $10- mil­lion do­na­tion the largest phil­an­thropic com­mit­ment ever made by a pro­fes­sional ath­lete in Canada.

Get ready to see plenty of three-on­three hockey dur­ing the NHL pre­sea­son. Be­fore the league goes to five min­utes of three-on-three overtime when it counts, 45 ex­hi­bi­tion games will fea­ture the experiment so that ev­ery team gets a chance to play it at least three times re­gard­less of the score. The Florida Pan­thers and Nashville Preda­tors will get things un­der­way Sun­day night in the sec­ond game of their split-squad dou­ble- header.

Pa­trick Kane is listed on a Chicago Black­hawks pre-sea­son ros­ter re­leased Wed­nes­day, and the Black­hawks say that ev­ery­one on the ros­ter is ex­pected to be at train­ing camp this week­end. Kane’s sta­tus has been the sub­ject of much de­bate in re­cent weeks be­cause he has been ac­cused of sex­ual as­sault by a Buf­falo area woman at his off-sea­son res­i­dence on Aug. 2. He is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated, but he has not been ar­rested or charged.

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