On Andrei Markov …
Montreal Canadiens: Andrei Markov: “I’ve made my decision to move back to Russia and play in the KHL.”
Renaud Lavoie: Markov will head back to Russia tomorrow to play in the KHL.
Eric Engels of Sportsnet: Andrei Markov will be leaving the Canadiens after 16 seasons.
“I guess now it’s time to move on,” he said in a statement before answering questions during Thursday afternoon’s conference call. “It is sad for me to leave. This organization was a big part of my life and always will be, but I’m looking forward to the next opportunity.”
“To make a deal, it always takes two people,” said Markov. “I’m not going to go through the numbers, all the conversations, all that stuff. It is what it is right now.”
Arpon Basu: Markov: “I was ready to stay in Montreal, I was ready and willing to sign a one-year deal. It didn’t work”
Amanda Stein: Markov wouldn’t go into details about the negotiations: “The decision was made, and right now it doesn’t matter what kind of neg. we had.”
David Pagnotta: Markov said that he had talks with other teams, adding “I had a few options.”
Cap Friendly: “At $65,575,000 over 16 seasons, Markov’s career earnings come to an AAV of roughly $4,100,000, or $114,650 per point (572 career points).”