Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov in a happy moment during his session with the media.
Stubbs video capture
Late afternoon news: The Canadiens have called up defenceman Frédéric St. Denis from Hamilton
“Hello,” he said to the assembled media horde after the Canadiens’ morning practice. “I feel good and I’m happy to be back with the team.
Markov said Dr. James Andrews’ Florida clinic had done “a good job” on his twice injured right knee.
“I feel much stronger than before,” Markov said. “It’s step by step. I hope tomorrow will be better than today.”
Markov was coyly vague on possible return dates. The end of November?
“No idea. Next question.”
AUDIO of Jacques Martin’s press conference
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• Brossard facility is overflowing with schoolkids. Majoring in hockey, no doubt.
• Andrei Markov on the ice. Today’s no-hit jersey colour is teal. No Hal Gill. Rumour that Frederic St. Denis has been called up.
• Pressbox consensus: Best porn star Movember on the team: “Ooh, Mr. Diaz, are you here to unclog my drain?”
• Mike Cammalleri is on the ice.
• Rebound drill: Randy Cunneyworth has set up a three-foot 6×6 on the left side of the blue point. He’s shooting pucks off the board and shooters try to pop the rebound from about five feet out. Easy to do when no one’s checking them.
Now Scott Gomez is practicing turn-around tip-ins on shots off the rebound board.