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79 Andrei Markov D
Height/Weight: 6-0/204 | Birthdate: 12/20/1978 | Birthplace: Voskresenk, Russia, USSR | Team: Montreal Canadiens | College: None | NHL Experience: 13 | Salary: $5,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 96/84 | Average Draft Position: 116.69
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6/23/2014

Andrei Markov, D, MON

Andrei Markov

Habs Sign Markov To Three-Year Extension

News: Andrei Markov signed a three-year extension with the Canadiens on Monday.
Analysis: Andrei Markov was set to become an unrestricted free agent, but will remain with the Habs for the next three seasons. He was a steady contributor to the team's success last season, scoring 43 points while skating with the second defensive pairing on most nights, and should serve a similar role with the Habs moving forward.

6/18/2014

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Andrei Markov

Canadiens' Markov Seeks Three Years

News: Andrei Markov, a soon-to-be unrestricted free agent, is seeking a three-year deal worth $6 million per year, according to the TSN's Bob McKenzie.
Analysis: The Canadiens might be put off by giving three years to the 35-year-old Andrei Markov, though he was an effective player in 2013-14. He posted 7-36-43 totals and was plus-12 while averaging 25:14 per game.

5/27/2014

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Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov Assists In Game 5 Win

News: Andrei Markov dished out three assists in Tuesday's Game 5 victory over the Rangers. He also went plus-1 with two PIM, two shots, two hits and a blocked shot.
Analysis: After slogging through a three-game pointless stretch, Andrei Markov's come alive with five points in his last three, but still isn't shooting as heavily as you'd like to see. Aside from his power-play time, he's assumed something of a stay-at-home role alongside P.K. Subban.

5/22/2014

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Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov Scores First Playoff Goal Since 2008

News: Andrei Markov scored his first playoff goal since April 26, 2008, in Thursday's Game 3 victory over the Rangers. It came on his only shot of the game, and he went plus-2 on the night.
Analysis: Six years, a month and six days between playoff goals -- wow. Generally a prolific shooter, Andrei Markov's largely been quiet over the last four games in these playoffs, having taken just five shots on goal. But hey, the monkey's off his back now.

5/10/2014

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Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov: Two Assists Saturday

News: Andrei Markov picked up two assists in Saturday's loss to the Bruins. He has just four points -- all assists -- in this postseason.
Analysis: P.K. Subban has been picking up the points while Andrei Markov has been minding the store. But the Habs could really use both of them on the scoresheet with regularity.

5/2/2014

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Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov Picks Up First Postseason Points

News: Andrei Markov tallied his first two points of the playoffs Thursday in Game 1 against the Bruins, notching power-play assists on P.K. Subban's opening goal and game-winner in double overtime.
Analysis: It's been a curiously quiet postseason for Andrei Markov, who only took one shot on goal in this one and only has six shots during five playoff games in total after putting 131 on net in the regular season. But hey, picking up two primary assists on the power play could help get him going.

4/8/2014

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Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov To Rest Wednesday

News: Andrei Markov (rest) will not travel to Chicago for Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Both Andrei Markov and defensive partner Alexei Emelin will take therapy days Wednesday in preparation for the playoffs. Look for Francis Bouillon and Nathan Beaulieu to enter the lineup Wednesday in place of the two resting blueliners.

4/5/2014

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Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov Pots Seventh Goal

News: Andrei Markov potted his seventh goal of the season in Friday's 7-4 win over the Senators.
Analysis: While P.K. Subban receives most of the fantasy buzz among Montreal defensemen, Andrei Markov has closed that gap considerably with 43 points this season, his best output since the 2008-09 campaign. Markov has also contributed an astounding 176 blocked shots, and his plus-3 rating Friday night also boosted him to plus-12 overall on the season.

3/6/2014

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Andrei Markov

Two-Point Evening For Habs' Markov

News: Andrei Markov scored one of the Habs' goals and assisted on the other during Thursday's 5-2 loss in Phoenix.
Analysis: While Andrei Markov has been racking up assists regularly, this was his first goal since a two-score game way back on Jan. 11. But over the 18 goal-free games in between, Markov collected a dozen assists to keep his fantasy owners satisfied.

3/1/2014

Andrei Markov, D, MON Habs' Markov: Trio Of Helpers

Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov: Trio Of Helpers

News: Andrei Markov set up three Montreal goals, including two on the power play, in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over Toronto. He's currently riding a five-game, seven-assist streak.
Analysis: He may not have done well at the Olympics, but he has 11 assists in his last 10 games. Four of those helpers have come with the man advantage. Enjoy the ride.

1/29/2014

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Andrei Markov

Montreal's Markov Gets Therapy Day

News: Andrei Markov was given a therapy day and did not take part in practice Wednesday, Hockey Inside Out reports.
Analysis: Coach Michel Therrien confirmed it was only a maintenance day and that Andrei Markov will suit up Thursday night against Boston.

1/11/2014

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Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov Scores Two In Win

News: Andrei Markov scored both Montreal goals in a 2-1 overtime win over Chicago on Saturday night. They were his first points in five games.
Analysis: The points are little further apart this season than they've been over his career, but he's still a solid fantasy producer. He still has 24 points in 46 games and sits in the league's top-20 scorers from the blue line.

12/18/2013

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Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov Finally Finds Twine Again

News: Andrei Markov scored a game-tying power-play goal Tuesday against the Coyotes -- his first tally since way back on Nov. 7 against Ottawa and just his third of the year.
Analysis: Though Andrei Markov had been producing assists, at least, while he wasn't scoring for much of November, even those had dried up over the last couple weeks or so. He'd totaled just two assists in the last 10 games and been held off the score sheet entirely for the last four entering Tuesday's action. Perhaps this tally will get the usually prolific power-play scorer back on track.

12/9/2013

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Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov Fine After Hit

News: Andrei Markov, who twisted his left knee and went down awkwardly in Saturday night's win over Buffalo, practiced Monday, Hockey Inside Out reports.
Analysis: Andrei Markov stayed in the game after colliding with Buffalo's Tyler Ennis and looked fine during Monday's practice. The defenseman, who has undergone two major ACL surgeries on his right knee, has played in 89 consecutive regular-season games.

11/27/2013

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Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov Notches Three Assists

News: Andrei Markov racked up three assists Wednesday against the Sabres.
Analysis: The blueliner has been on fire lately, and extended his scoring streak to four games Wednesday. With six points in his last four contests, and 17 on the season, Andrei Markov is on pace to return to his 2008-09 form.

11/2/2013

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Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov Helps On Three Goals

News: Andrei Markov was credited with assists on all three Montreal goals Friday night in a 4-3 loss to Minnesota. He added three shots on net, two blocked shots and a hit.
Analysis: The 34-year-old Andrei Markov is averaging a career-high 25 minutes of ice time per game and is plus-9 through 14 games. Whether or not he can sustain this effectiveness come March and April -- especially after playing in the Sochi Olympics -- is in question, but he's playing himself into a new contract.

10/17/2013

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Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov Breaks Through

News: Andrei Markov finally picked up his first goal of the year Thursday, a shorthanded tally, and added an assist in a winning effort against the Jackets.
Analysis: Andrei Markov's generally expected to produce goals on the power play, not the penalty kill, but his owners will take a special-teams goal of any kind after he managed just two assists (both on the power play, of course) in six games to start the season. The Russian defenseman will continue to see plenty of time with the man advantage, where he collected 23 of his 30 points last season.

10/2/2013

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Andrei Markov

Canadiens' Markov Giveth

News: Andrei Markov had four giveaways Tuesday night in Montreal's 4-3 loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Andrei Markov's failed attempt to keep the puck in the Leafs' zone during a power play led to a Tyler Bozak breakaway goal, snapping a 2-2 tie.

4/11/2013

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Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov Notches Two On Power Play

News: Andrei Markov scored a goal and an assist on the power play in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Sabres.
Analysis: He'd gone four games without a point and hadn't picked up multiple points in a game since doing so three times in the first five games of the season. Still, it's been a fine campaign for Andrei Markov, who's finally managed to stay healthy after being plagued by knee injuries the last three seasons.

3/14/2013

Andrei Markov, D, MON Montreal's Markov Extends Point Streak

Andrei Markov

Montreal's Markov Extends Point Streak

News: Andrei Markov notched an assist on P.K. Subban's power-play goal Wednesday night in Montreal's shootout win over Ottawa. He now has one assist in each of the last five games.
Analysis: Andrei Markov skated a season-high 30:24 of ice time in the win. He may be a half-stride slower, but the Russian has been sturdy and productive, particularly on the man-advantage where he's registered 16 of his 18 points.

2/25/2013

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Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov Scores On Power Play

News: Andrei Markov scored a power-play goal Monday night in Montreal's 2-1 shootout loss to Ottawa. It was Markov's fifth goal of the season, all coming on the man-advantage.
Analysis: The point was Andrei Markov's first in nine games and the goal his first in 15. After a quick start to the season, Markov's production has dropped off.

1/29/2013

Andrei Markov, D, MON Habs' Markov Piling Power-Play Points

Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov Piling Power-Play Points

News: Andrei Markov picked up two assists -- both on the power play -- in Tuesday's win over the Jets.
Analysis: All seven of Andrei Markov's points early on this year have come on the power play, as he's made a stunning return from what at one point seemed to be a career-threatening knee injury.

1/28/2013

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Andrei Markov

Habs' Markov Rests Monday

News: Andrei Markov was not on the ice for practice Monday, Arpon Basu of NHL.com reports.
Analysis: The team is referring to the day off as a therapy day for Andrei Markov, so he should be able to move ahead without missing any game action. Through four games this season, Markov has four goals and an assist along with a plus-2 rating in 25:18 TOI/G.

1/28/2013

Andrei Markov, D, MON Montreal's Markov Nets OT Winner

Andrei Markov

Montreal's Markov Nets OT Winner

News: Andrei Markov scored a game-winning, power-play goal in overtime Sunday night to give Montreal a 4-3 win over New Jersey. The goal was his third game-winner of the season.
Analysis: Andrei Markov leads the Habs with four goals and five points, all coming on the man advantage.

1/24/2013

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Andrei Markov

Canadiens' Markov Scores Again

News: Andrei Markov scored his third goal of the season Thursday and added an assist in Montreal's win over Washington.
Analysis: As Andrei Markov gets healthy, the Canadiens' power play improves because of it. All three of Markov's goals have come on the power play.