Oct 26, 2012, 7:25 PM EST
NHL games might not be in action, but that didn’t stop Andrei Markov from doing what he’s done in far too many Montreal Canadiens contests: get injured.
The offensive defenseman left during the second period of a KHL game today and didn’t return, according to Sovietsky Sport’s Pavel Lysenkov.
It’s not clear if Markov re-injured his notably troublesome knee, however. Those problems limited him to just 20 games played in the last two seasons and 45 in 2009-10.
Sports.ru’s report points out another troubling bit: Markov hasn’t exactly been dominant so far overseas. In nine games, he only produced a single point (an assist) for Vityaz Chekov.
Knee injury or not, Montreal must be a bit concerned about Markov’s health in the near future. His contract runs through 2013-14 with a $5.75 million annual cap hit.
(H/T to Spector’s Hockey.)
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