Report: Maple Leafs’ Komarov returning to KHL

Leo Komarov (left) endeared himself to Maple Leaf fans for his abrasive style of play. (CP/Chris Young)

It appears as though forward Leo Komarov intends to leave the Toronto Maple Leafs in order to return to his previous Kontinental Hockey League club of Dynamo Moscow.

According to reporter Igor Eronko, the Estonian-born Komarov’s plans were reported via twitter by Finnish sports writer Emil Elo on twitter.

Komarov, who competes internationally for Finland, spent only last season in North America, scoring six goals and nine points in 14 American Hockey League games with the Toronto Marlies, and four goals and nine points in 42 games with the Maple Leafs.

Previously, he played three seasons (plus the lockout) with Dynamo Moscow, and suited up for Finland at four consecutive IIHF World Hockey Championships.

The loss of the checker falls one day after Marlies head coach Dallas Eakins departed the Maple Leafs’ organization to take the Edmonton Oilers head coaching job.

The Toronto Maple Leafs selected Komarov in the sixth round (180th) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

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