Andrei Markov did not accompany the Canadiens to San Jose.
There are unconfirmed reports he has gone ahead to Los Angeles, where the team plays Saturday afternoon.
The ever-helpful Canadiens PR staff has supplied no details on the defenceman’s whereabouts, leaving the Twitterverse to explode with speculation … including the suggestion that a 32-year-old defenceman who’s had two knee surgeries and hasn’t played in almost 13 months might be involved in a trade.
And Pierre Lebrun of ESPN, quoting a source close to Markov, Tweets the defenceman is getting a “medical assessment” today.
What a mess!