Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Official Habs Press Release - Andrei Markov Has Successful Knee Surgery


MONTREAL (May 19, 2010) – Montreal Canadiens General Manager Pierre Gauthier issued today a medical update on the status of defenseman Andrei Markov.

Markov underwent successful surgery today to repair a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee.

His recovery is estimated to be six months.

Markov, 31, suffered this injury to his right knee during the first period of the opening game of the playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, at Mellon Arena, on April 30.

Markov played 45 games for the Canadiens in regular season. He registered 34 points (6 goals, 28 assists). He missed 12 weeks (35 games) due to a foot laceration suffered in the first game of the 2009-2010 regular season
last October 1st in Toronto.

Markov played eight playoff games in 2010. He recorded four points (0-4-4), registered nine shots on goal and averaged 23:46 minutes of time on ice per game.

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I'm depressed Kamal. I'm onto the chocolate and the booze. It's a dark day indeed.

6 months had better be an OUTSIDE estimate. And where's Evander Kane when you need him?

Yep, I hear ya.

And yes, 6 months (which would put his return in November) is an outside estimate.

I wouldn't be surprised to see him ready for opening night in October....but you never know!

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