I think he will resign and the Habs have said that they would give him an offer. I could be wrong, but they all met today, doctors, PG, Markov and is agent to edcide on the best thing to do for him, so maybe PG told him that they still want to keep him long term, so do what's best to heal properly. Maybe I'm just crazy?
It's a big gamble to resign him but not resigning him is a gamble just as big. I think an offer has to be made, if only to prevent the possibility of him making a full recovery and essentially loosing a player of his caliber for nothing.
Should be interesting how the Habs deal with contract talks with Markov after him missing pretty much the entire season.. How much money? How many Years?
With his injury woes of late I really can't see him getting a raise so what would be fair value for both the Habs and Markov for him to return?
Best case IMO is to sign him for 1 year to see if he can stay healthy and still play at a high level and then sign him for a longer term if he does both.. Probably wishful thinking but risking a long term big money contract on Markov right now is a huge risk for the Habs..