McKenzie: Andrei Markov wants 3-year deal at $6 million per from Canadiens

Justin Cuthbert
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The Montreal Canadiens will have plenty of decisions to make this offseason with 11 pending free agents on their roster, but Andrei Markov appears to have set himself up as the first domino for general manager Marc Bergevin and his brain trust.   

The Russian blue liner is reportedly seeking a three-year deal worth $6 million per season, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. 

Striking a deal that many speculated would be his last, Markov sought and received a similar contract in 2011, signing for three years at just a shade under $6 million per. 

He missed most of the 2011-12 season recovering from a knee injury, but sat just a single game over the past two seasons, scoring 73 points.