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by Paul on 12/31/11 at 11:26 PM ET
Montreal Canadiens defenceman PK Subban was subjected to a racial slur at the end of the first period of Saturday’s game in Florida against the Panthers, according to a report.
Florida forward Krys Barch was given a game misconduct after time expired at the end of the first following a scrum between Panthers and Canadiens players.
Linesman Darren Gibbs reported hearing a racial slur used by Barch, according to a tweet from Panthers beat reporter George Richards of the Miami Herald.
Subban, born in Toronto to parents originally from Jamaica, incurred four penalty minutes during the scrum.
added 9:39pm, from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,
“No comment,’’ general manager Dale Tallon said as he was heading downstairs during the second intermission. “I don’t know what happened yet.’‘
Said team general partner Cliff Viner: “This is not what the character of this organization is about. SubbanPeriod. I’m devastated by that kind of behavior. That is not what we’re about as an organization, a team, coaching staff, hockey operations.
“Dale, I’m sure, will be very critical of this. I hope they talk to the team and let them know this is unacceptable. You play hard, you fight hard. But that’s not part of any competition.’‘
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