Komarov Likely Signing In KHL

May 8, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Leo Komarov (47) with the puck against the Boston Bruins during game four of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at the Air Canada Centre. The Bruins beat the Leafs 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Dmitry Chesnokov of Puck Daddy is reporting that Leo Komarov is likely to sign with Moscow Dynamo of the KHL on Tuesday. There were rumours a few weeks back that Komarov was in negotiations with the club, but a Dynamo official has apparently stated the two sides have come to terms.

According to Michael Traikos of the National Post, the Leafs made an offer to Komarov of $1.3M a season, but the KHL squad offered a deal of reportedly over $3M per year. Komarov spent three-plus seasons with Dynamo and will likely play a larger role there than he would with the Leafs.

Although it appears he is heading back to Russia, Komarov’s deal apparently does have a clause in it that allows him to continue to evaluate NHL options.

Topics: KHL, Leo Komarov, Toronto Maple Leafs

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