Habs' P.K. Subban won't talk contract negotiations

Montreal Canadiens defenceman PK Subban gives a kid some golf tips at the RBC Canadian Open. (Steve...

Montreal Canadiens defenceman PK Subban gives a kid some golf tips at the RBC Canadian Open. (Steve Buffery/QMI Agency)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:21 PM ET

ILE BIZARD, Que. -- On Saturday at the RBC Canadian Open, Montreal Canadiens defenceman PK Subban wanted to talk about negotiating a fairway, not a contract.

Subban met with some young fans during the third round of the Open as part of his work with Team RBC and was asked repeatedly about how contract negotiations were going with the Habs.

The 2013 Norris Trophy winner and the Habs, led by GM Marc Bergevin, are scheduled to meet in front of an arbitrator on Aug. 1, but a deal is expected to be hammered out before then, though Subban, a Toronto native, wouldn't offer up any information on how talks are going.

"You can look at me and say 'Come on' all you want," Subban told reporters. "I'll answer one question about the negotiation. It's been kept pretty quiet the whole time and it's going to remain that way until a deal's done.

"Obviously I understand the contractual situation, but today's not about that," he added.


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