Forget Markov in the playoffs

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.

141 Comments

  1. gumper says:

    Dogs and Stars tied at one in Texas. Stars just tied it up on the PP. Of note, Pacioretty is in the lineup for the first time since April.

  2. monsieurx says:

    If i see another roster without Pyatt, so help me God…

    - Still, Karl was a devoted fan of the Sudbury Wolves junior club and, in part because he learned the game in a francophone neighbourhood, Les Canadiens. P.K. had inherited his father’s passion for the Habs long before draft day

  3. Habsrule1 says:

    What could Markov fetch on the trade market in 6 months?

    Go Habs Go!! “I don’t have a copy of Georges’ code, I don’t know what it is,”. “I think the code is that you’re here for your teammates. It’s not your code, it’s our code.” – Bob Gainey

  4. monsieurx says:

    Thats rich, bench Pyatt who has been our best player in this series.

    - Still, Karl was a devoted fan of the Sudbury Wolves junior club and, in part because he learned the game in a francophone neighbourhood, Les Canadiens. P.K. had inherited his father’s passion for the Habs long before draft day – a Canadiens flag still h

  5. FSUPhi1584 says:

    Someone on Versus said they didn’t think his shoulder was 100% because his shot appears to have lost some power.

    I think if MAB is used he should be used in an umbrella system at the top right with spacek or subban playing the high slot.

  6. habs4ever2894 says:

    She looks exactly like my girlfriend …. seriously.

  7. zak says:

     

    really question JM’s decision to sit OB.MAB is A HORROR show on D. Maybe he scores a goal but when he ends up minus for the night what good is he.JM should play Gill and OB on the PP just to screen the goalie


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