Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov returned to Montreal aboard a chartered plane immediately after last night’s game, if not before the game had ended, which doesn’t augur well for his participation the rest of the series.
Markov surely is seeing team orthopedic specialists. More to come.
And Jaroslav Spacek has been ruled out of Game 2.
The Canadiens won’t practice today, at least not the full team. The “extras,” as they’re called, will skate at the Penguins’ practice facility; coach Jacques Martin and a few players speak to the media at 4:45 this afternoon at their hotel.
More on Markov’s cruel twist of fate here. Canadiens dressing-room reaction to the loss and a look at Penguins captain Sidney Crosby are linked here on Stubbs’s Twitter page. And more news to come from both camps during the offday between Games 1 and 2.