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Markov leaves game with injury

Updated: May 1, 2010, 2:58 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov was helped off the ice with an undisclosed lower body injury after being rammed by Penguins forward Matt Cooke during the first period of the Eastern Conference playoff game on Friday night.

Markov was skating toward a loose puck in the corner when Cooke leveled him with a hit that was not penalized at 11:46. The Canadiens said he wouldn't return to the game.

Markov's glove flew high as he dropped to the ice. As several players held ...

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