Andrei Markov was placed on the active roster list this morning. He will be available for tonight's game.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 10, 2012
It's unclear whether or not Markov will actually be in the lineup tonight in Vancouver, but he's cleared to play so either way he'll be on the ice for the Habs soon. In all likelihood, if Markov does play, he'll be paired with fellow Russian defenseman Alexei Emelin. It's been a long road back for Markov, so he's probably even more excited about the prospect of playing than Habs fans are about seeing him play. Cunneyworth on Markov - "If he's feeling same way tonight as he is today, then we'll certainly use him." Pierre Gauthier confirms! - "We have good news, Andrei Markov is going to play tonight for 1st time in 2 years."