Baby hit in head by puck at Habs practice, released from hospital
Baby Beatrice is shown in a Facebook post on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. (Valerie Meloche Maquilleuse / Facebook)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, February 22, 2016 6:35PM EST
Last Updated Monday, February 22, 2016 6:41PM EST
MONTREAL - A baby struck in the head by a puck that star defenceman P.K. Subban tossed into the stands following the Montreal Canadiens annual open practice was released from hospital Monday.
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.
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.