Leafs ink KHL forward

Finnish Leo Komarov (C) vies with U.S. goalie Jimmy Howard (L) and Justin Faulk (R) during a...

Finnish Leo Komarov (C) vies with U.S. goalie Jimmy Howard (L) and Justin Faulk (R) during a quarter-final game of the IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship in Helsinki on May 17, 2012. (AFP)

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Leo Komarov got his wish.

The 25-year-old Estonian-born Finnish forward, who expressed his desire to sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the world championship earlier this month, did just that Tuesday.

Komarov, described as being dynamic by Leafs general manager Brian Burke, inked a one-year deal. He was a seventh-round pick of the Leafs in the 2006 draft.

In 46 games with Moscow Dynamo of the KHL last season, Komarov had 11 goals and 13 assists. He also had 58 penalty minutes, second-highest on the team.

Komarov, 5-foot-11 and 198 pounds, played for Finland at the world championship the last four years. He had one goal in 10 games this year.


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