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Andrei Markov needs knee surgery

Updated: December 3, 2011, 7:01 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Andrei Markov's much-anticipated return to the Montreal Canadiens has been delayed yet again.

General manager Pierre Gauthier announced to reporters Saturday that the star defenseman will need arthroscopic surgery on his knee after further tests this week revealed swelling in the surgically repaired knee.

Gauthier called it a simple procedure to clean up debris and possible scar tissue in the knee.

"The prognosis that we're hearing is three weeks or so," Gauthier said. "It could ...

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