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"I've decided to move back to Russia and play in the KHL." - Markov

The 38-year-old defenseman discussed parting ways with the Canadiens via conference call on Thursday afternoon

by Matt Cudzinowski @canadiensmtl /

MONTREAL - Andrei Markov addressed his departure from the Canadiens via conference call on Thursday afternoon. Here are a few quotes from the call with members of the media.

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Geoff Molson's statement on Andrei Markov

A message from the Canadiens' President and Chief Executive Officer

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /


MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens President and Chief Executive Officer Geoff Molson's statement on Andrei Markov.

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Andrei Markov and the Canadiens part ways

The veteran defenseman leaves Montreal having played 990 regular season NHL games with the Habs

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Andrei Markov will not be back with the Canadiens for the 2017-18 season. The veteran defenseman will be available to speak with reporters via conference call on Thursday afternoon.

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Time of his life

Before signing with the Canadiens on July 1, Joe Morrow began his offseason with an adventure across Europe

by Matt Cudzinowski @canadiensmtl /

MONTREAL - On both his Twitter and Instagram accounts, Joe Morrow describes himself as a guy who "flies by the seat of his pants".

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Back to where it all began

Mark Streit is proud to call himself a member of the Canadiens again

by Matt Cudzinowski @canadiensmtl /

MONTREAL - Mark Streit missed everything about being a member of the Canadiens since his departure following the 2007-08 campaign. 

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Sean Burke named general manager for Team Canada in Pyeongchang

The former goaltender will also serve as general manager of the Canadian continent at the Spengler Cup

by Hugo Fontaine, translated by Matt Cudzinowski @canadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Hockey Canada announced on Tuesday that Sean Burke will serve as general manager of Team Canada at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next February.

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Canadiens agree to terms with Mark Streit

The free agent defenseman received a one-year, one-way contract for the 2017-18 campaign

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl / Press Release

MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin announced on Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year, one-way contract (2017-18) with free agent defenseman Mark Streit.

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Off the Ice...with J.J. Watt

The Texans' star defensive end dishes on his second favorite sport

by Hugo Fontaine @canadiensMTL /

This story has been updated from the originally-published version that appeared in Vol. 28.1 of CANADIENS Magazine.

Plenty of defensive players have made their mark in the NFL, but few have had as big an impact in as short a span as Justin James Watt. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year became the Houston Texans' all-time sack leader and is the first NFL player to ever record two 20-plus sack campaigns in a career. We caught up with the 28-year-old defensive end to learn more about his link to hockey's most storied franchise.

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Ryan Poehling, comfortable and composed

The Canadiens' first-rounder in 2017 is already feeling perfectly at ease with his new organization

by Joanie Godin, translated by Matt Cudzinowksi @canadiensmtl /

MONTREAL - Watching Ryan Poehling interact with the media and the fans in Montreal, you'd think that he's been doing it his whole life.

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The Last Word: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

An exclusive sit-down with the Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman

by Hugo Fontaine, translated by Dan Braverman @canadiensMTL /

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has accomplished quite a bit in his 26 years on the planet. After a successful stint with the McGill University Redmen, the Mont-Saint-Hilaire native caught the eye of the Kansas City Chiefs' scouting staff, and the Chiefs' offensive line has come to count on him bigtime in his three seasons with the club. On top of his success at the NFL level and the big contract he signed this winter, Duvernay-Tardif is on his way to completing his medical degree and will one day swap his cleats out for a stethoscope. Ahead of his fourth NFL season, we sat down with the 6-foot-5, 321-pounder to learn a bit more about his experience south of the border.

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