Andrei Markov, the Montreal Canadiens' all-star defenceman, will return to action Saturday night when the Habs visit the New York Islanders. Photograph by: John Mahoney, Gazette file photo
From The Montreal Gazette:
All-star defenceman missed 11 weeks of action.
MONTREAL – Andrei Markov will celebrate his birthday weekend by returning to the Canadiens' lineup on Long Island Saturday for the Habs' game vs. the New York Islanders.
Markov, who turns 31 on Sunday, was given the green light Thursday night by Habs doctor David Mulder, and now it's up to head coach Jacques Martin to determine how much to use his all-star, given that he's missed 11 weeks as of Saturday's game.
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My Comment: He has been badly missed.