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Andrei Markov | Defenseman | #79

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (38) / 12/20/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 6 (162) / MON
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Losing Andrei Markov (lower body) might be at the heart of the Canadiens' defensive woes.
Markov's absence probably can't fully account for Montreal's recent defensive decline, but the Canadiens were surrendering 2.13 goals per game before he was hurt and have given up 3.30 goals per game during his 13-contest absence. It's not clear when Markov will return, but he might not miss much more time. Jan 16 - 11:42 AM

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Andrei Markov (lower body) will not make his return on Saturday.

The Canadiens aren't expected to be without Markov's services for much longer though. He has two goals and 21 points in 31 contests this season.
Jan 6 - 2:05 PM

Andrei Markov (lower body) is expected to practice with the team Friday.

Perhaps we will get a better idea of when he will be ready to return following the session. Markov has missed the last eight games because of a lower-body injury.
Jan 6 - 9:32 AM

Andrei Markov has been ruled out of Montreal's next three games with a lower-body injury.

That will sideline him for the rest of 2016. Coach Michel Therrien thinks there is a good a chance Markov will be available to return on Montreal's road trip to begin January.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 05:35:00 PM

Andrei Markov (lower body) won't play Wednesday.

He didn't travel with the team to Tampa Bay. Markov seems doubtful for Thursday's game against Florida as well, but his status for that one hasn't been determined yet.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Although the Canadiens are hopeful that Andrei Markov will be able to return to action Tuesday against the Lightning, he is still listed as day-to-day.

Markov is still dealing with a lower-body injury and Habs' coach Michel Therrien told reporters that he had no further information other than Markov being day-to-day when asked if the veteran defenseman would be able to return to action right after the Christmas break. Keep Markov on reserve until further notice.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Andrei Markov (lower body) won't play Thursday and Friday.

He didn't play Monday because of a lower-body injury and will have to wait until after the holiday break to return to the lineup.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 06:26:00 PM

Andrei Markov (lower body) won't return to the lineup on Tuesday after all.

He didn't take part in the morning skate and remains day-to-day. Canadiens coach Michel Therrien thought that Markov would be ready to play, but that won't be the case.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 12:11:00 PM

Andrei Markov is projected to play Tuesday night.

He didn't practice Monday, but coach Michel Therrien expects the veteran defender to play against Anaheim. Markov will be able to celebrate his 38th birthday with a return to the lineup.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 10:09:00 AM

Andrei Markov (lower body) has been termed as day-to-day by Canadiens coach Michel Therrien.

Markov was hurt on Saturday, but the severity of the injury wasn't initially clear. This at least suggests that Markov's issue isn't too serious, which has to come as a relief for the Canadiens. Even at the age of 37, Markov is a huge part of the Canadiens' defense with an average of 21:49 minutes per contest and 21 points in 31 games.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 12:44:00 PM

Andrei Markov left Saturday night's 2-1 win over Washington with a lower-body injury.

No word on the severity of the injury yet. Markov has been remarkably healthy the past few seasons after a number of campaigns in which he was injury prone. The veteran defenceman has had a history of knee troubles so hopefully the injury does not relate to a ligament. Consider Markov day-to-day for now and we will update you once more is known.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 09:51:00 AM

Andrei Markov accounted for his 19th assist of 2016-17 on Monday night.

Markov picked up a helper on Paul Byron's game-tying score late in the third period against Boston. The Bruins would win the contest in overtime. Markov has three helpers in the past two games to give him 21 points on the year.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 10:20:00 AM

Andrei Markov is now riding a tidy four-game point streak thanks to the goal he scored in Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over the Kings.

Markov, who also has points in four of his last five games, is up to six goals and 11 points in 25 games so far this season. Doesn't quite seem over the hill, does he.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 06:57:00 PM

Andrei Markov recorded three assists in a 4-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

This three point game moved him into 2nd place in Canadiens history (tied with Vincent Damphousse) for games with three or more points. He now has 13 points in his last nine games and 17 points in 20 games overall, he is showing no signs of slowing down at 37 years-old. He is owned in 67% of yahoo leagues and we would not hesitate to pick him up if he is available in your league. He assisted on goals scored by Alex Galchenyuk, Alexander Radulov and Shea Weber.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 10:45:00 PM

Andrei Markov picked up a pair of assists in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Even at age 37, Markov has found a way to stay productive. He's now riding a seven-game point streak and has two goals and 12 assists in 18 games this season. He's worth an add in all standard fantasy leagues.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 08:34:00 AM

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