Markov to have Knee Surgery

Standard Spin: The old clunker in the backyard just won't turn over.  Andrei Markov will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and miss a further three weeks.  Markov is yet to play a game in 2011-12, after missing the majority of last season (and considerable portions of previous seasons).  We would say that his career hangs in the balance of this recovery, but the Canadiens signed him to a multi-year deal in the offseason.  If you have space (and patience), stash him on your IR.  Barring retirement, Markov will return at some point; the Habs are obviously willing to wait for him to be 100%. (Dec.4)