Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/11

Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Martin declared that defenseman Andrei Markov will not rejoin his teammates until at least December.

Markov has been sidelined since suffering an ACL and MCL tear against the Carolina Hurricanes on Nov. 13, 2010.

The 32-year-old Russian underwent major reconstructive surgery but has had a pair of setbacks in his recovery. He recently skated with his teammates wearing a non-contact jersey.

Markov, who signed a three-year, $17.25 million contract in June, has collected 81 goals and 285 assists in 623 career games.

Also on Friday, the team detailed that veteran defenseman Hal Gill will miss Saturday's game against the New York Rangers after being hospitalized with an infected cut.

The Canadiens recalled defenseman Frederic St-Denis from Hamilton of the American Hockey League.

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