Bobrovsky tried to do 'right thing' with $100K donation to part-timers
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Florida Panthers netminder Sergei Bobrovsky was the first NHL player who made a donation to support part-time arena workers during the league's hiatus - a donation he believes was necessary.

"I tried to do the right thing," Bobrovsky said Tuesday, according to's Nick Cotsonika. "The workers in the arena, they're a big part of our event, and they're a big part of our support, and there was the risk for them to lose their job and don't have the possibility to feed their family.

"Right now, it's a tough time for everybody, for the whole world, and for hockey as well."

After the season was paused on March 12, the Panthers star donated $100,000 to support BB&T Center's part-time employees. He also recently donated thousands of N95 masks to South Florida hospitals.

Meanwhile, Bobrovsky is quarantining at home and trying to stay ready for game action.

"For a goalie it's a little bit harder to train alone, especially (off) the ice," he said. "You need somebody to shoot on you. You need to see the puck, to read the players and stuff like that. At this point, at this moment, I don't have that possibility, so I can only build my body to be strong, to be fast, to be quick."

Bobrovsky added that he's attempting to use the time off as an opportunity to get better. The 31-year-old struggled in his first season with the Panthers, putting together a 23-19-6 record with a 3.23 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage before the hiatus.

Bobrovsky tried to do 'right thing' with $100K donation to part-timers
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