Andrei Markov D MON 8 Days

Markov scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Friday's win over the Kings.

Markov now has four goals this season, with three of them coming on the power play. With 15 points in 31 games, Markov is once again on pace for another 40-point season. He's one of the more reliable fantasy defensemen around.

Andrei Markov D MON 19 Days

Markov collected a goal and assist in Monday's win over the Avalanche.

The goal was Markov's fifth power-play point and was one of three shot attempts for the defenseman on the night. It marked the third multi-point performance of the season for Markov.

Andrei Markov D MON 28 Days

Markov's first-period, power play goal held up as the game winner in Saturday night's 2-0 win over Boston.

The goal was Markov's 100th of his career and joins legendary Canadiens Larry Robinson, Serge Savard and Guy LaPointe as defensemen in the 100-goal club.

Andrei Markov D MON 1 Month

Markov had two power play assists in Saturday night's 6-3 win over the Flyers.

Montreal's power play has been awoken, having scored on four consecutive opportunities in the past two games. More than half of Markov's career points have come when Montreal has an extra skater on the ice, so it's no shock he's been involved in the unit's recent resurgence.

Andrei Markov D MON 2 Months

Markov played a team-high 29:26 in Thursday night's 3-2 overtime loss to the Canucks. He also led the Habs on Tuesday when he logged 30:14 in a shootout win over Calgary.

Head coach Michel Therrien has been pretty good about keeping the 36-year-old Markov's minutes to a sustainable rate, so a small two-game spike shouldn't be much of a problem. Whether or the not the coach trusts the other blue-liners enough is a question going forward. Rookie Jarred Tinordi played just 9:06 and Mike Weaver only 14:08 on Thursday.

Andrei Markov D MON 2 Months

Markov orchestrated a comeback win against the Flyers on Saturday night with a goal and two assists in a 7:35 span of the third period.

The Habs were down 3-0 when Markov lit the lamp at 7:05 of the third and he then set up two more to force overtime and a shootout. He'll turn 36 in December, but he's still a solid fantasy defender.

Andrei Markov D MON 6 Months

Andrei Markov has signed a three-year, $17.25 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

That's identical to his previous contract. When he signed his last deal, there were some concerns given his, at the time, recent injury history. He's been healthy for the last two seasons, but his age is a concern now, given that he'll turn 36 in December. Still, he scored seven goals and 43 points in 81 games last season while averaging 25:14 minutes, so it seems likely that he would have commanded just as much on the open market.

Andrei Markov D MON 6 Months

Andrei Markov's agent doesn't expect anything to happen soon with his client.

Markov is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and it wouldn't be surprising to see him test the waters. He's reportedly seeking a three-year, $18 million contract.

Andrei Markov D MON 6 Months

Andrei Markov is reportedly asking for a three-year, $18 million contract extension.

That might be a little rich for the Canadiens' tastes, given that Markov will turn 36 in December. Still, Markov excelled last season with seven goals and 43 points in 81 games, so he might get something in that range on the open market.

Andrei Markov D MON 7 Months

According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, Andrei Markov is not close to a new deal with the Montreal Canadiens.

The two sides appear to be interested in reaching an agreement, though. Markov is eligible for unrestricted free agency in July.