Leo Komarov, the 27-year-old ex-Leaf, who spent last season playing in the KHL, wants to return to the NHL. And because he is a Group 2 restricted free agent, the Maple Leafs will have first crack at signing him. But once July 1 hits, he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Komarovâ€™s agent, Mark Gandler told that Komarov is seeking a multi-year contract. He would not go into specifics regarding salary, but it is clear from talking to him that Komarov wants to be paid somewhere close to the US$2-million he was receiving in Russia.