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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 4 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.

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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.

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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 5 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.

Andrei Markov D MON 5 Months

Andrei Markov's agent, Sergei Berezin, thinks a new contract will be reached with the Montreal Canadiens.

"We know what Habs management wants, and they know what Andrei wants," Berezin said. "There are no surprises and I am optimistic in this case, the main reason being that In a translated piece from La Presse, Berezin said: "I feel the team wishes to keep Andrei, and Andrei wants to remain with this team. That's what's important to understand. The rest are just details we need to work out." Markov has played all 765 games of his NHL career with Montreal. He recorded seven goals and 43 points in 81 matches in 2013-14.

Andrei Markov D MON 5 Months

Andrei Markov is eligible for unrestricted free agency in July and his future with the Canadiens isn't clear at this moment.

Montreal GM Marc Bergevin wouldn't talk about his pending free agents, but he did hint that training camp would be spirited with defensemen Nathan Beaulieu, Greg Pateryn and Jarred Tinordi set to compete for roster spots. Francis Bouillon, Doug Murray and Mike Weaver can also become UFAs next month, so expect to see some new faces on the Habs' back end next season.

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Andrei Markov registered three assists in Montreal's 7-4 victory on Tuesday.

That gives Markov a goal and 10 points in 16 playoff games. He's 35 years old, but Markov hasn't been lucky enough to enjoy many long postseason runs in his career. In fact, he had participated in just 54 playoff contests going into the 2013-14 campaign.

Andrei Markov D MON 5 Months

Andrei Markov found the back of the net in Montreal's 3-2 overtime win against the New York Rangers on Thursday.

It was Markov's first point of the 2014 Eastern Conference Final. He now has a goal and six points in 14 playoff contests.

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Andrei Markov earned an assist in Monday's 4-0 win against Boston in Game 6.

He has collected three helpers in his past two contests to give him a total of five in 10 postseason outings. Markov's assist came on the power play on a goal by Thomas Vanek. He has produced half of his points during the 2014 playoffs with the man advantage.