Various sources this evening report the Montreal Canadiens have signed defenseman Chris Campoli to a one-year, $1.75 million contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: My thanks to everyone who sent this in. This signing naturally raises questions about the status of Andrei Markov’s surgically reconstructed knee, as he’s yet to perform in the preseason. This move likely means Markov will miss the start of the season, and perhaps several weeks beyond it.  A good move by GM Pierre Gauthier, however, as Campoli has decent offensive skills, and was reportedly being courted by the NY Rangers.