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Report: Leafs’ Komarov in negotiations with KHL club

May 21, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT

Could Leo Komarov be on his way out of Toronto?

On Tuesday, things appeared to be headed that way — various outlets reported that Komarov was in negotiations to return to KHL club Dynamo Moscow.

Komarov, 27, was selected by Toronto at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft but spent extensive time playing in the Finnish and Russian leagues before making his NHL debut this season.

He had an effective campaign for the Leafs, scoring nine points in 42 games while averaging close to 14 minutes per.

He also led all Leafs skaters with 176 hits during the regular season — fifth-most in the NHL — but was less of a factor in the postseason, averaging just over nine minutes a game while going scoreless and dishing out just 22 hits.

Komarov played this season on a one-year, $1.2 million deal.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 21, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    I love the way this guy plays. Hope the Leafs keep him.

  2. jpelle82 - May 21, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    he’s the guy you hate playing against, hope he goes to the khl

  3. edwelsh8 - May 21, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    I see him going back to the KHL. The Leafs have enough young players waiting for a chance that they don’t need to get into a bidding war with the KHL for Komarov. He’s a nice player, but Toronto can fill the spot from within, probably cheaper.

  4. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 21, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    This could be just a ploy to get more money from the Leafs.

  5. drone501 - May 21, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    hope he takes into consideration the air travel.

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