Bergevin says Radulov, Markov welcome back, but on Canadiens’ terms

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin talks about the contract of goaltender Carey Price and more.

Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin hasn’t closed the door winger on Alexander Radulov or longtime defenceman Andrei Markov returning to the team.

However, there won’t be much more in the way of negotiations.

Speaking at a press conference Sunday after signing stalwart goaltender Carey Price to a 10-year, $84-million extension, Bergevin told reporters the two veterans are only welcome back to the Canadiens if they agree to what’s been offered.

Bergevin added that Radulov’s ask, in particular, has been exorbitant.

Radulov, 30, had 18 goals and 54 points in 74 games this past season. He signed a one-year, $5.75-million deal last summer to come back to the NHL from the KHL.

Markov, 38, has spent his entire 990-game NHL career with the Canadiens. He recorded six goals and 36 points in 62 games in the final season of his three-year, $17.25-million deal.