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Ex-NHLer Leighton's KHL contract voided due to illness

Michael Leighton had a dominate season in the KHL in 2013-14 and was getting ready to play for the expansion team HC Sochi when he began suffering from an illness that prevented him from attending training camp. 181 more words

Chicago Blackhawks

Duff: Leighton's Russian career on hold

Michael Leighton won’t be returning to Russia for the upcoming Kontinental Hockey League season, but not for the reason you might think.

The former Windsor Spitfires goalie who calls LaSalle home was all set to join the expansion HC Sochi team for his second season of KHL action when illness felled Leighton. 588 more words

Sports

GUEST POST: Arto Palovaara - Thoughts On The Champions Hockey League & The KHL

Football’s World Cup is over. It has been a party for a month for all sport and football lovers, though no new winners at all like last time. 676 more words

Hockey Opinion

So, who else could jump from the KHL to NHL?

This week, two major outlets — Sportsnet and Yahoo! — both detailed how the KHL is less of a threat to the NHL than it’s ever been. 796 more words

Leafs sign Finnish center Kontiola to one-year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs are adding another Finnish player to the roster.

According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, the Leafs signed center Petri Kontiola to a one-year contract. 137 more words

Detroit Red Wings

Blues sign Lehtera out of KHL: two years, $5.5 million

The St. Louis Blues are getting caught up with an old acquaintance.

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Blues have signed forward Jori Lehtera out of the KHL. 86 more words

St. Louis Blues

Komarov visited by Leafs in Finland, going to free agency anyway

When Leo Komarov played for the Toronto Maple Leafs during the lockout-shortened 2013 season, he must’ve left a big impression on Leafs brass.

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports… 133 more words

Toronto Maple Leafs