Steven Stamkos, P.K. Subban to lead teams in charity game on Wednesday

By Brian Stubits | CBSSports.com

This week while the NHL lockout moves from the conference room to the courtroom, there will be another small taste of what this sport we're fussing so much over is all about. It's called hockey, and it will be played in Toronto on Wednesday.

Specifically, a handful of players will gather for another charity game, this one to benefit grassroot hockey causes via the NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund as well as the RBC Play Hockey program. There have been a slew of charity games played in the past few weeks, perhaps the most notable taking place in Atlantic City, NJ, to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Dare we say that the best thing to come from the lockout has been these types of charitable games? It's certainly up on a short list of positives.

But while the charity is all well and good -- seriously, not trying to demean the philanthropic efforts -- we're excited about hockey and seeing actual NHLers on the ice together again. Remember, they do actually play a game to raise that money for charity. One team will be captained by Lightning forward and scoring ace Steven Stamkos while the other will be led by burgeoning television star and Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban.

Here are the rosters for the game:

Teams
Team StamkosTeam Subban
Steven StamkosP.K Subban
Mike KomisarekCarlo Colaiacovo
Niklas KronwallTomas Kaberle
Dion PhaneufJohn-Michael Liles
Kyle QuinceyChris Campoli
Dan ClearyBrad Boyes
Tim ConnollyDavid Clarkson
B.J. CrombeenLogan Couture
Steve DowniePhil Kessel
Chris KellyTom Kostopoulos
Clarke MacArthurMatthew Lombardi
Matt MartinJoffrey Lupul
James NealJay McClement
Teddy PurcellJohn Mitchell
Michael Del ZottoSteve Ott
David SteckelPeter Regin
Kris VersteegChris Stewart
Wojtek WolskiDan Winnik
Jonas GustavssonMartin Biron
Mike Leighton

I think I'll take team Stamkos in this one.

The game will be at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto.

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