Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/4/12
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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov skated for 39 minutes Saturday on his surgically repaired right knee. Markov has been sidelined since suffering an ACL and MCL tear against the Carolina Hurricanes on Nov. 13, 2010. He appeared ready to return to the lineup earlier this season but needed to undergo another surgical procedure in December. The Canadiens signed the 33-year-old Markov to a three-year, $17.25 million contract in June. In 623 career games, Markov has collected 81 goals and 285 assists.
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