MOSCOW, November 15 (R-Sport) – Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov will return to Dynamo Moscow in the near future, a spokesman for the KHL team told R-Sport on Thursday.
After winning the Gagarin Cup with Dynamo last season, the Finnish center signed a one-year contract with Toronto, the team that had drafted him in 2006.
When the NHL lockout struck in mid-September, Komarov decided to stay in the North America to play for the AHL affiliate team the Toronto Marlies, and notched up seven points in 11 games.
But now the 25-year-old player wants to return to Russia.
“Leo Komarov is returning to Dynamo, he will probably arrive on Friday,” spokesman Mikhail Kravchenko said. “He will likely take part in his first match at the start of the next home series.”
Dynamo leads the Western Conference will play its first of three consecutive home games on Tuesday against Vityaz Podolsk.
Komarov scored 80 points in 175 games over three previous seasons with Dynamo.
He also won the world championships with Finland in 2011, and holds dual Finnish-Russian nationality.
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