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Habs' Petry, wife set up restaurant tabs to help hospital workers

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry and his wife, Julie, opened up $2,500 tabs at two local restaurants to provide free meals to hospital workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Anything we can do to show our appreciation," the family said, according to the team's website. "To show that we're thinking of them, standing behind them, supporting them and that they're in our thoughts and prayers."

Dozens of professional athletes have stepped up to help those in need while their respective leagues are on hiatus. Canadiens teammate Carey Price and his wife, Angela, recently donated $50,000 to the Breakfast Club of Canada's emergency fund to help children at risk of food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Petry has 40 points in 71 games in his sixth season with Montreal.

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