Habs confirm Markov will miss next game but mum on reports of serious injury

LONGUEUIL, Que. – The Montreal Canadiens are keeping mum on what could be a serious injury to top defenceman Andrei Markov.

The team—which is notoriously tight-lipped in situations like these—won’t confirm reports the Russian star might be gone for up to three months.

The team says more tests will be conducted this week.

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The Habs will only say that Markov is suffering from a lower-body injury and will miss their next game.

The oft-injured star, who has played little hockey these last two seasons, appeared to hurt his right knee in an awkward spill during Saturday’s 7-2 win over Carolina.