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Bobrovsky pledges $100K to support Panthers' arena staff

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Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky is pledging $100,000 toward the salaries of the team's arena workers who are being displaced during the pause in the NHL's schedule, according to's Alain Poupart.

Bobrovsky's teammates are committed to matching the donation, and Panthers ownership will "contribute to help part-time employees compensate for lost wages due to canceled or postponed events at BB&T Center," Poupart writes.

Several other NHL clubs have also announced an intention to compensate arena staff during postponed games.

The league officially suspended play Thursday due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, following the NBA's lead. Many other professional sports leagues and events worldwide have also been canceled or postponed.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love donated $100,000 through his foundation on Wednesday to support local staff affected by the NBA's suspended season.

Bobrovsky, 31, joined the Panthers this offseason after signing a seven-year contract in July.

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