The Leafs have officially recalled forward Nikita Soshinkov from the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.
The Leafs had a contractual deadline of today to call up the young Russian forward or risk losing him to the KHL. With Soshnikov now up with the Leafs though, there’s still no guarantee as to when he’ll get into the team’s lineup. And, according to Sportsnet reporter Chris Johnston, should the team return him to the Marlies, he has the option to seek out a new deal in the KHL.
More details on this story to come.
Source: Christ Johnston
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