Originally posted on Habsblog  |  Last updated 11/13/11
I’ve mentioned it a few times over the past few weeks, that the Habs defense corps has a problem that has to some extent, been camouflaged by injury early on in the season. The fact that Andrei Markov has yet to play a game in this season, and the fact that Chris Campoli was injured in the very first game of the year has forced Jacques Martin to scramble on defense. He has had to use a lineup that is less than ideal – and frankly the team has done a decent job of making due in the wake of two pretty critical absences. Those absences, however, are on the precipass of being complete. Markov made the trip with the team out to Pheonix and Nashville. Campoli has been seen around Brossard practicing under the supervision of the Canadiens coaches and medical staff. With the return of Campoli and Markov brings an issue that if isn’t resolved in advance could have very bad consequences for the team going forward. The issue is one of redundency. Due to the critical injury issues on defense, M...
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