Nov 29, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT
The Habs’ star defenseman last played over a year ago (Nov. 13, 2010) when he tore up his knee against the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Canadiens (10-10-4) will be thrilled to have Markov back in time for their tough three-games-in-four-nights road trip against the Ducks, Sharks (Thursday) and Kings (Saturday). Montreal is 5-5-2 in its last 12 outings, a middling stretch that followed a four-game winning streak that may have saved coach Jacques Martin’s job.
Markov should help the Habs’ awful power play (12.8%) while providing some veteran experience on a blue line that sorely needs it.
- Devils sign Greene to five-year, $25M extension 3
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million 37
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ 46
- Gettin’ paid: Gardiner inks five-year, $20.25M extension with Leafs 15
- Report: Trottier to join Sabres’ coaching staff 19
- Blues sign former eighth overall pick Mueller 31
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center 45
- Eric Staal has surgery to repair ‘core muscle injury’ 6
- After not seeing ‘eye-to-eye’ with Carlyle, Reimer will compete for No. 1 gig 16
- Two down, one to go: Wings ink Tatar to three-year, $8.25M deal 12
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal (63)
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ (46)
- Avs and O’Reilly agree on two-year deal, but questions remain (45)
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center (45)
- New Caps regime plans to keep Ovechkin at RW (for now) (42)