According to Montreal media outlets. Reliable.
BROSSARD, Que. -- It wasn't exactly smiles and high fives in the Montreal
Canadiens dressing room on Tuesday over the news that P.K. Subban's contract dispute
had finally ended.
Veteran rearguard Andrei Markov refused to talk
about it, saying "He's not in the room yet, so let's talk about it when he's
going to be in the room."
And Josh Gorges, Subban's
regular defence partner, steered around questions on how he felt.
"To be honest, I'm glad that we don't have to talk about it any more," said
Gorges. "It's a non-issue now and we can focus on getting ready to play the
games without anything else to think about."
Asked if he was glad to have Subban back, Gorges said: "Like I said, it's
good that it's over and done with and it's settled. We don't have to have these
talks in the morning of what-if-this and what-if-that. It's over. We can focus
on playing hockey."
Often, when a player signs a contract, there are a flood of congratulatory
tweets from teammates, but this time, there were only a couple from players who
were not on the team last season.
After inking his deal, the 23-year-old Subban he couldn't wait to
"reintegrate" with the team.
But it appears he has some work to do with his teammates, even if general
manager Marc Bergevin and
coach Michel Therrien said they were delighted to have the talented rearguard
back in the fold.
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