RUMOUR: Korshkov to sign in Russia

There is a report out of Russia this morning that Egor Korshkov will be returning to play in the KHL for the 2020-21 season.

According to @sport24_ru the Russian forward Yegor Korshkov is going to sign a contract with @hclokomotiv in #KHL. Lastly, he played for @MapleLeafs in #NHL. #LeafsForever #hockeytwitter
— vorky (@vorkywh24) July 26, 2020

Let’s start with the necessary grain of salt required for any report out of Russia. The track record is spotty at best, and it’s important to remember that Korshkov has both an agent in Russia and North America, and it is also possible that this is a bit of posturing.
The fact that this news is coming less than a day after Korshkov not making the Leafs playoff roster isn’t much of a surprise either. And while we don’t know what is happening with the AHL as of yet, most of the European leagues seem interested in starting back up on schedule. This could mean Korshkov plays sooner, and more in 2020-21, while the Leafs would still retain his rights.
That right retention is the point where I’m comfortable in calling some BS on …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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