Canadiens’ Andrei Markov grimaces in pain after being checked by Matt Cooke in Game 1 vs. Penguins. John Mahoney, The Gazette
Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov has had surgery on his injured knee, the Canadiens announced Wednesday.
The surgery was to repair a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee.
His recovery period is expected to be up to six months.
Markov raised hopes by skating in some Canadiens workouts last week.
There were reports, unconfirmed by the club, that he had tweaked his knee injury during one of the drills.
The team’s release:
MONTREAL (May 19, 2010) – Montreal Canadiens General Manager Pierre Gauthier issued today a medical
update on the status of defenseman Andrei Markov.
Markov underwent successful surgery today to repair a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee.
His recovery is estimated to be six months.
Markov, 31, suffered this injury to his right knee during the first period of the opening game of the playoff
series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, at Mellon Arena, on April 30.
Markov played 45 games for the Canadiens in regular season. He registered 34 points (6 goals, 28 assists). He
missed 12 weeks (35 games) due to a foot laceration suffered in the first game of the 2009-2010 regular season
last October 1st in Toronto.
Markov played eight playoff games in 2010. He recorded four points (0-4-4), registered nine shots on goal
and averaged 23:46 minutes of time on ice per game.