Andrei Markov heading for KHL
|Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward (L) stops Montreal Canadiens' Andrei Markov short of the goal during their NHL hockey game in Raleigh, North Carolina April 5, 2012. (REUTERS)
Andrei Markov has finalized a contract agreement with Vityaz Chekhov of the KHL.
The 33-year-old Russian-born defenceman was limited to just 13 games with the Montreal Canadiens last season following surgery on his right knee.
Markov has 81 goals and 288 assists in 636 games with the Canadiens over 11 seasons.
Former NHL defenceman Danny Markov, 36, (no relation) also plays for Vityaz.
Meanwhile, Dallas Stars forward Tom Wandell, 25, has signed with Severstal Cherepovets of the KHL.