Petri Kontiola will sign with Yaroslavl of the KHL, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Petri Kontiola was placed on waivers by the Maple Leafs on Thursday for the purpose of terminating his contract, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Petri Kontiola was assigned to AHL Toronto on Monday, Matt Brown of Sportsnet 590 The FAN reports.
Petri Kontiola, who has spent the past five seasons in the KHL, has struggled this preseason in his attempt to return to the NHL. "I'm not doing that well right now and I know it," said a clearly dejected Kontiola told TSN. "That's about it."
Petri Kontiola knows he's in a battle for a job with the Leafs, but he's prepared to play whatever role the team sees fit to win a spot, reports the National Post. "This isn't a guy that we've got pencilled in on the first line or the fourth line," said general manager Dave Nonis. "He's got the skill set that he can play multiple positions. If we need a guy to play in the top-6, would he fit into that position? Yes, there's no reason not to think that."
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