Game Day: Canadiens and Flyers Renew Rivalry in Montreal

November 16th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
All of the talk surrounding the Montreal Canadiens the last few days has focused on the potentially long-term loss of star defenseman Andrei Markov to injury.

There is currently no official word on the status of Markov after he collided with Carolina's Eric Staal on Saturday night and went down in a heap. That doesn't stop people from talking however, as rumours have been swirling of an absence of anywhere from three weeks to one year.

The Team 1990's Tony Marinaro even announced that he has learned that Markov has a torn ACL and will be out of action for three months. This comes despite the fact that many close to the situation are saying that no official word will come out until the swelling has gone down in his knee and they can do the proper tests.

Personally, when I saw the way Markov went down, my feeling was that the Habs had lost him for the season. While that may still come to pass, what is as important as the actually severity of his injury is the manner in which his teammates respond to the loss on the ice.

Tonight, at the Bell Centre, the Markov-less Habs get their first chance to show what they can do against one of the best teams in the lea ...

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