Markov activated

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Andrei Markov is finally off Injured Reserve.
The defenceman will be available for the Saturday night game in Vancouver.

His participation will be a game-time decision after Markov  warms up with his teammates.

Randy Cunneyworth said he would dress seven defencemen if Markov is able to play. Markov’s minutes will be managed, dependent on how the Dman is feeling and the situations in the game.

Markov has not played since Nov. 13, 2010, when his surgically repaired right knee was re-injured in a collison with Eric Staal.

Markov was not available to the media after the Canadiens’ morning skate.

We were told he would talk after the game … if he plays.

A few Canucks were on the ice at 10:30 Vancouver time.
The Canadiens’ morning skate started 45 minutes later.
Fans were staking out the players entrance early.

Also, video from the Canucks room.

Only six players, including goaltenders Roberto Luongo and Schneider, skated.

“I’m not a big believer in Morning skates and never have been,” said Alain Vigneault. The Vancouver coach had most of his squad look at some video and talk about their game plan.

“With teams we don’t see a lot, we concentrate on our game and on what we have to do to be successful,” Vigneault said.

Henrik Sedin had his son in the room.


  1. Adidess says:

    Makes sense. À bientôt!

  2. Kimberly2u says:

    Maybe we should join the room and see what’s going on…see u there

  3. Adidess says:

    You’re right, Kimberly. I can access as well. Looks like Boone was doing the liveblog all along, we just couldn’t access it. Ok.

    Was nice being part of this small intimate group here. Are we sticking together or moving to the main blog?

  4. Kimberly2u says:

    I can get in to the live blog now but I’m not gonna…,Markov is playing safe but I cringe every time he goes in a corner

  5. Adidess says:

    Views on Markov game so far? I think he’s being used sparingly. The stretch pass and the poise are still there. Some confusion with Emelin on the Kesler goal, and little timing stuff I have noticed.

    I think Gorges-Subban should continue to draw the assignment on best offensive line of the opposition, give Markov time to ease into things. So far so good

  6. Adidess says:

    Real good game. Jim, CBC play-by-play with funny line. ‘This game has no business being this good’

  7. superkev420 says:

    Yeah no doubt. Were doing a pretty good job eh?

  8. superkev420 says:

    End of second period with shots at 22-17 in favor of vancouver

  9. Kimberly2u says:

    I hope we all get a cheque after this game

  10. superkev420 says:

    19.1 secs left in the period

  11. Adidess says:

    Man, PK is on his game

  12. Kimberly2u says:

    4th generation goal

  13. superkev420 says:

    Goal by geoffrion. Nice play from leblanc

  14. Adidess says:

    Geoffrion first goal as Hab

  15. Adidess says:

    Nice pass by PK, Bourque shot stopped by Luongo

  16. Kimberly2u says:

    Not a lot of penalties being called

  17. Adidess says:

    Refs letting them play. CBC commentators thinking players are taking liberties

  18. superkev420 says:


  19. Adidess says:

    Canucks looking dangerous again

  20. superkev420 says:

    Penalty for white and raymong, 4 on 4

  21. Kimberly2u says:

    Our fair haired lad White in the box

  22. Adidess says:

    4-on-4 play

  23. Adidess says:

    Post by Bourque off a rebound

  24. superkev420 says:

    Edit: not

  25. superkev420 says:

    I want habs to tank, so im mot mad by the goal

  26. Kimberly2u says:

    Vancouver goal dam it

  27. Adidess says:

    Emelin got lost pursuing the puck instead of looking for the odd man

  28. superkev420 says:

    And kessler scores with a perfect play from the canucks. Big fail by markov. 1-0 van

  29. Adidess says:

    Kesler goal

  30. Adidess says:

    Habs have settled in a bit. A more even game right now though Canucks still dominate in shots 2 to 1

  31. Kimberly2u says:

    Broken stick

  32. superkev420 says:

    Why does it say i posted on dec 31 1969?

  33. superkev420 says:

    I wish i had turnovers to eat

  34. Kimberly2u says:

    Gomez too many turnovers and not the kind you eat

  35. superkev420 says:


  36. Adidess says:

    Gomez with turnovers after turnovers

  37. Adidess says:

    Edit: team

  38. Adidess says:

    Geoffrion with a good shot on Luongo, probably his best since joining the time

  39. superkev420 says:

    Geoffrion 1 on 1, blocked shot by lu, misses rebound

  40. Adidess says:

    Another save save by Price

  41. Kimberly2u says:

    2nd period break

  42. Adidess says:

    Staubitz having fun interacting with the Green Men around the penalty box

  43. superkev420 says:

    Staubitz doesnt throw a lot of punches, but the ones he does are worth it

  44. superkev420 says:

    I agree marky should be with emelin

  45. Kimberly2u says:

    We have a fighter folks

  46. superkev420 says:

    Staubitz and kassian fight, staubitz wins but barely

  47. Adidess says:

    Kaberle with Markov isn’t a good pairing. I’d rather see Marky out there with Emelin like at the beginning

  48. Kimberly2u says:

    Markov saved a goal

  49. superkev420 says:

    2on1 for van, missed the net

  50. Adidess says:

    Habs doing extremely well on face-offs so far: 60%. A rarity

  51. superkev420 says:

    11 to 10 hits for habs

  52. Kimberly2u says:

    Pk still awesome

  53. superkev420 says:

    Habs made it through the van power play

  54. Adidess says:

    Penalty kill working as always. Price with a good save. Up for this one

  55. Kimberly2u says:


  56. Adidess says:

    Second period underway. 1:30 leftover power play for the Canucks.

  57. superkev420 says:

    2nd period starting

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