SUBBAN MUST ACCEPT NEW RULES BEFORE REJOINING CANADIENS

Before P.K. Subban gets back on the ice with the Montreal Canadiens, he better be ready to buy into a new philosophy.

The defenceman joined his team Wednesday in Ottawa for the first time since signing a two-year $5.75 million contract, but was not in the lineup for their game against the Senators.

He took part in the team’s optional morning skate, and admitted he wasn’t sure when he would play his first game.

It appears Subban has been given a clear message and if he plans on playing an integral role with the team he’d better accept the new set of rules.

“The first thing Marc Bergevin and I did was sit down with (Subban) and explain our philosophy and he understood where we’re coming from,” Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said. “It was a good, honest conversation with P.K. and we just want to make sure everyone is on the same page.”

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