Markov returns to ice, still long way from game-ready

Posted By: Rick Moffat · 1/31/2012 11:29:00 AM

Canadiens assistant captain Andrei Markov has finally seen the beginning of the end of his long rehab.   He and Habs fans can only hope.

Coach Randy Cunneyworth confirmed to me that Markov skated for 15 minutes this morning but remains a "long way" from being game ready.   There is still no public timetable for his return to practising with his teammates even in the 'don't hit me' jersey.

Markov was initially projected to miss the first week or 2 of the season, but despite another surgery in the fall, has been said to be "progressing" continuously.

Listen here to Coach Cunneyworth about Markov's first strides toward a possible return.

Travis Moen also has to undergo another test that could confirm more bad news, that the gritty forward will be out for a longer term than expected as well.

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  1. jerry mann posted on 01/31/2012 07:10 PM
    Good thing PIERRE BOIVIN turned over every ROCK(Pierre) when he was looking for Bob Gainey's replacement........hey at least he still remembers how to speak french after living in the USA for the last 15 years.........otherwise how else would we have gomez and markov eating up over 13 million on the cap for another 2 seasons........but I'm sure the french media is thrilled...Lets face it, we (the tete carre's) could never understand why its more important for a coach/Gm/Owner/anything else you wanna put speak french as opposed to be qualified for the job their being hired to do...

    Its been almost 40 years the Habs have been "Habs been's"...keep up the great signings Habs!!
  2. HABSfan4ever posted on 01/31/2012 11:28 PM
    since having another operation i've stopped holing my breath. It's just becoming the same old song and dance. and for gods sake get rid of the GM pleeeeeeeease.
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