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Report: Leo Komarov Headed to KHL



Leo Komarov

It appears the question of where is Leo Komarov has finally been answered.

A report early Wednesday morning indicated that Komarov was on his back to Russia to play for the KHL’s SKA. The New York Islanders put Leo Komarov on waivers in August and assigned him to AHL Bridgeport, but he was never suited up for them.

The Bridgeport Islanders have been inundated with veteran players because of the New York Islanders need to fit under the salary cap. Lou Lamoriello told reporters during a conference call following the Johnny Boych trade that Komarov had been recovering from a minor injury that wouldn’t have prevented him from playing.

“He right now is just getting that to be 100 percent,” Lamoriello said. “There’s nothing wrong. There’s nothing that he hasn’t done. It’s just that with the number of veterans we have there (AHL Bridgeport) and the situation that Leo was in, we thought it was best to make sure that everything was 100 percent A to Z.”

Leo Komarov had been on the final year of a four-year, $12 million deal that carried a $3 million cap hit. Komarov has appeared in 164 games for the Islanders and recorded 10 goals and 38 assists in that span.