Leafs Prospect Roundup: Amirov injury update, Niemelä not slowing down, Ovchinnikov’s opportunity

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It has been an uneven start – to say the least – for the Leafs who have faced plenty of adversity in the first couple weeks of their season. If that hasn’t been enough for the fanbase, the two top prospects in the organization are now on the shelf and expected to miss significant time.
But much like there have been scattered bright spots on the Leafs’ NHL roster during dark times, there are prospects within the system whose performances so far have helped ease the sting of other misfortunes. Before we take a look at some of the standouts from the past week, an update on the status of 2020 first-round pick Rodion Amirov:
Rodion Amirov | W | Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
Amirov has gotten into just three of Ufa’s 23 regular season contests so far and hasn’t suited up since September 29th due to an undisclosed injury. The exact nature of the injury remains a mystery but thanks to some great investigative work by The Athletic’s Joshua Kloke, we now have a bit more insight into Amirov’s current situation.

Another update: was told today by a Salavat Ufa spokesperson that Amirov is currently seeing …

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

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