“Last I heard, and it is a fluid situation subject to change, Andrei Markov was asking Montreal for a three-year deal worth $6 million per year,” McKenzie tweeted on Monday.
Markov, who has earned $48.3 million during his NHL career, according to capgeek.com, is coming off a three-year, $17.25-million deal that expired following the 2013-14 season with an annual cap hit of $5.75 million.
In 81 regular-season games this past season, the 35-year-old Markov posted 7-36-43 totals and was plus-12 while averaging 25:14 of ice time per game. In 17 playoff games, he had 1-9-10 totals and was minus-4 while averaging 25:59 of ice time.
The Canadiens selected Markov in the fifth round (162nd overall) of the 1998 NHL entry draft.
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