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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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Andrei Markov picked up 25th point of the season during Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Jets.
The tally was his fourth goal of the season, giving him two goals and three points through eight games in February. Feb 18 - 7:03 PM

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Andrei Markov produced a goal and an assist in a 5-4 overtime win versus Arizona on Thursday.

His third goal of the season gave Montreal a 2-0 lead after the first period and his assist on a power-play marker by Max Pacioretty tied the game at 3-3 early in the third. Markov has three points in six games since returning to the lineup from a lower-body injury.
Feb 10 - 8:58 AM

Andrei Markov will be back in the lineup Tuesday.

He is no longer listed on injured reserve and will return from a 19-game absence when Montreal hosts Buffalo. Markov has collected 21 points in 31 games this campaign.
Jan 31 - 12:39 PM

Andrei Markov (lower body) appears to be poised to return to the lineup on Tuesday night.

He took part in Monday's practice and has been cleared medically to return from a lower-body injury. Markov has missed the last 19 contests and his status should be revealed after the morning skate.
Jan 31 - 10:34 AM

Andrei Markov resumed skating Saturday as he tries to come back from a groin muscle injury.

This is good news as Markov had stopped skating Thursday when the recovery progress had seemingly come to a halt. We do not expect Markov to return to action before the All-Star break, although a return soon thereafter is a possibility.
Jan 22 - 11:12 AM

Andrei Markov (groin) hasn't been seeing improvement lately and he will consequently stop skating.

The hope is that taking a step back will help him recover. At this stage he's also regarded as week-to-week. He last played on Dec. 17.
Jan 19 - 1:05 PM

Andrei Markov is apparently dealing with a groin injury.

He went from skating with a no-contact jersey in practice to not skating at all, which isn't a good sign even though Montreal insists the veteran defender didn't suffer a setback. Markov' return does not appear to imminent.
Jan 19 - 8:43 AM

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

He is apparently making slow progress in his recovery, according to coach Michel Therrien. It was expected that Markov wouldn't be out much longer, but a timetable remains uncertain.
Jan 18 - 6:50 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Phillip Danault
3Tomas Plekanec
4David Desharnais
5Mike McCarron
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Andrew Shaw
3Artturi Lehkonen
4Brian Flynn
RW1Alexander Radulov
2Brendan Gallagher
3Paul Byron
4Torrey Mitchell
5Sven Andrighetto
D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Jeff Petry
6Nikita Nesterov
7Greg Pateryn
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya