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Habs Markov close to signed

As per the Team 990’s Tony Marinaro, and as seen on RDS’s webpage as of a few minutes ago, the Montreal Canadiens and Andrei Markov have agreed on a two year deal worth $11.5 million.

More information available (en Francais) here: Markov returns for two years?

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He missed the better part of the past two seasons. Seems a bit pricey but if he stays on the ice he is definitely a game changer for the Habs. I hope he has a bounce back year next season.

Posted by Steve Strowbridge from St. John's, NL, CA on 06/21/11 at 10:53 PM ET


Not a bad deal.  I think that works out to about 1 million a game over the term of the contract.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 06/21/11 at 11:26 PM ET


As long as he plays 70 games, it’s a great deal. His injuries have all been freakish in nature, and he took the whole year to recover, so I believe he’ll be good to go.

Posted by The Upper Canadien from Toronto on 06/22/11 at 08:39 AM ET

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