#canadiens Andrei Markov: "I need to be ready 100 % mentally and physically before I play." Not sure he'll play this season.
As previously explained, don't invest too much more in this oft-injured defenseman.
Markov is on the ice wearing a no-contact jersey.
Temper your expectations of Markov as he may be held out the remainder of the season. Regardless, getting some contact is a good sign for the oft-injured defenseman.
#Habs Markov will go to Wash/Fla but not expected to practise with team. To clarify, the fact that he's traveling with team is progress (RC)
Markov travelling with the team is a good sign but his value is greatly diminished in a lost season. Those of you looking to grab him on the waiver wire should not hold your breath.
Source: John Lu 02/21/12, 6:41 am EST
Markov will join #Habs on the road trip.
Markov travelling with the team is a good sign but his value is greatly diminished in a down season. Those of you looking to grab him on the waiver wire should not hold your breath.
#canadiens Andrei Markov est sur la glace en compagnie de Scott Livingston, ex habs strenght coach.
Markov continues to skate, which is an encouraging sign. He still has no timetable for his return and could be liable for a setback at any time.
Markov skating hard prior 2 #Habs practice
Markov remains a ways away but continuing to ramp up his skating is a great sign. At this rate he might be able to provide a useful month or so.
Source: Pat Hickey 02/8/12, 6:09 am EST
Andrei Markov skated again this morning. By the looks of it, it's going to be a very long road to recovery. #Canadiens
Markov continues to skate, which is a good sign. However, his status remains indefinite.
Source: Louis Jean 02/7/12, 5:38 am EST
#Habs Markov is done for the day: 39 minutes on ice. Went 15 mins Wednesday, 15 Thursday and 20 Friday
Markov continues to progress/improve. However, the Habs will proceed with caution as they get closer to mathematical elimination from the playoffs.
Source: Dave Stubbs 02/4/12, 6:30 am EST
And that's it for Andrei Markov's little skate. Went about 20 minutes or so, wasn't pushing it at all.
Rumors continue to circulate that Markov could miss the rest of the season for precautionary measures. If you don't have the room for him on your bench, it's probably safe to drop the oft-injured d-man.
Source: Arpon Basu 02/3/12, 6:17 am EST
Andrei Markov a sauté sur la glace pour une quinzaine de minutes aujourd'hui/Markov skated for 15 minutes today.
Markov skates for the first time following his latest surgery. His timetable remains indefinite but he has certainly taken the next step.
No news on Markov who has not resumed skating.
As Markov's injury status continues to drag itself out, it looks like he may not play this season. Don't rely on the former All Star to play anytime soon.
Source: John Lu 01/17/12, 8:23 am EST
#canadiens Andrei Markov (knee) is progressing. Not skating yet.
Markov remains at least a month away. Barring a setback he could possibly play again this season but he may not be worth wasting an IR spot.
Markov had surgery December 5. PG said 3 weeks initially. Now return date is after All-Star break That means 9 weeks. Long for a scope.
Markov's prognosis continues to get worse and worse. Kind of hard to justify his roster spot, or IR slot, when his timetable continues moving back.
Source: Brian Wilde 12/9/11, 2:47 pm EST
Markov underwent successful arthroscopic surgery today to remove debris in his right knee. His recovery is estimated to be four to six weeks.
The prognosis just changed from three more weeks to four-to-six weeks. At this point, it is getting difficult to justify his role on your IR.
Markov had a surgery this morning.
The defender is expected to miss at least three weeks but don't be surprised if it takes longer than that for him to return.
Another knee surgery for Markov!! Kiss the year goodbye. What a mistake Habs made in offseason signing damaged goods!
A return this calendar year seems highly unlikely as the offensive defenseman has yet another setback.
Source: Kevin Mio 12/3/11, 9:35 am EST
Andrei Markov plan to play on that trip. The fact that he's not playing is the result of a setback that occurs this week. No green light.
Bad news for Markov owners, who knew they were in for a long wait. At this point all you can do is wait and hope he returns within this calendar year.
#Habs: Andrei Markov n'a pas fait le voyage à San José. Confirmé par le Canadien. Il n'est pas avec l'équipe.
Markov did not travel to San Jose and will not play tonight. The oft-injured defenseman is in Los Angeles and questionable to play against the Kings on Saturday.
Appears as though Markov will in fact not go tonight, so let the speculation begin, as if it hasn't already.
Markov will not play tonight although he is close to returning. Expect him to get into at least one game on the Habs' West Coast swing.
#Habs Markov will return to the lineup Wednesday, according to RDS.
Put Markov in your lineup if you own him. To see where he slots in, check out our lines.
Source: John Lu 11/29/11, 10:07 am EST