Despite Andrei Markov’s desire to come back to the NHL and play for the Montreal Canadiens, general manager Marc Bergevin essentially put any hopes of a reunion to rest in a recent interview with RDS.
“Two years ago, his contract was due, we made an offer,” Bergevin said. “Efforts were made to sign it and he chose another direction that was (the) KHL. It was two years ago.
“Since that time, things have changed. The player has aged. The organization has changed direction. We have a lot of young people growing up.”
Bergevin expanded, mentioned players such as Noah Juulsen, Victor Mete, Josh Brook and Alexander Romanov as the ones he’d rather give opportunities to instead of the 40-year-old Markov.
He also tweeted out a training video of his new client.
The rearguard is serious about making a comeback, but it seems pretty apparent it won’t be with the Canadiens. Markov is 10 games away from reaching 1,000 NHL appearances.
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