Andrei Markov D MON 1 Day
It was not a great night for Montreal Canadiens players such as Andrei Markov in a 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.
Markov had a -3 rating on the night. Even with that rough evening, the 34-year-old has quietly been very useful, scoring 19 points in 32 games with a nice +10 rating. It appears he was worth the injury risk for fantasy owners.
Andrei Markov D MON 2 Days
Andrei Markov appears to be fine after practicing with his teammates on Monday.
He suffered an injury scare Saturday when he fell to the ice awkwardly during a collision with the Buffalo's Tyler Ennis. Markov, who has had surgery on his right knee for major ACL reconstruction twice, appeared to twist his left knee on the play. He stayed in the game and looked fine during Monday's session. In 31 contests this year, Markov has 19 points and a plus-13 rating.
Andrei Markov D MON 13 Days
Andrei Markov talked about his chemistry with P.K. Subban recently.
"I think we play pretty good, especially on the power play," Markov said. "He has that great shot and we're having fun. We just have to keep it going. We try to play our game and do our best on the ice. When you're winning, it's easy." Montreal owns the league's fifth-ranked power play heading into Friday's contests. Subban leads the team with 11 points while on the man advantage, while Markov is right behind him with nine.
Andrei Markov D MON 15 Days
Andrei Markov dished out three helpers for the Canadiens in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Buffalo.
The offensive blueliner has 17 points in 25 games this season, making him a very useful commodity in all leagues. Alex Galchenyuk, Brenden Gallagher and David Desharnais all scored goals in the Montreal win.
Andrei Markov D MON 18 Days
Andrei Markov had an assist in Montreal's 3-2 victory against Pittsburgh.
That extends Markov's point streak to three games and gives him four assists in his last five contests. He has two goals and 14 points in 24 contests this season. As long as Markov can stay healthy, he should continue to be among the league's top offensive defensemen.
Andrei Markov D MON 2 Months
Andrei Markov produced a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win over Columbus.
His first goal of the 2013-14 campaign was scored while the Canadiens were shorthanded. Markov has picked up four points in seven games this season to go along with an impressive plus-7 rating and 14 shots.
Andrei Markov D MON 7 Months
Andrei Markov was obviously upset after Montreal's playoff exit Thursday night, but he also attempted to look on the bright side.
"It doesn't matter where you place in the regular season," said Markov. "When you don't get through the first round, everybody's disappointed. It's not easy, but at the same time, we have a good young group of guys who will improve next year, so we have a good future." The Canadiens won the Northeast Division this season after finishing with the worst record in the Eastern Conference a year ago. It wasn't a pretty end to the 2013 campaign, as they were quickly eliminated in five games by Ottawa, but Montreal still has plenty to proud of going into next season. Markov should also be pleased that he managed to appear in all 48 games during the regular season and all five matches in the playoffs after struggling with injuries the past three years.
Andrei Markov D MON 8 Months
Andrei Markov had a goal and an assist on Saturday.
Markov had been limited to just 20 games in his previous two seasons and 65 contests in his previous three campaigns coming into 2013. However, he managed in play in all 48 of Montreal's games this season and was among the league's top defensemen with 10 goals and 30 points.