Report: Leafs’ Komarov in negotiations with KHL club


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.