• Leafs' Komarov: Heavy Fines For Traffic Offenses

    News: Leo Komarov was fined $40,000 US in Finnish court this week for two speeding tickets in 2014, reports CTV Barrie.
    Analysis: He had been clocked doing 77 kph in a 50 kph zone and then 131 kph in a 100 kph zone. And in Finland, your fine is calculated based on your income. Leo Komarov attempted to tell the judge his income was zero because hockey players don't get paid over the summer, but the judge was quick to remind him that both incidents occurred after he signed a four-year contract worth $2.95 million US per season. It won't affect him on the ice ... other than to take a bit of razzing about his lead foot.
  • Leafs' Komarov Facing Charges In Finland

    News: Leo Komarov is facing four criminal charges in his native Finland in relation to a 2014 traffic accident, Lance Hornsby of the Toronto Sun reports.
    Analysis: Leo Komarov is alleged to have been responsible for a "traffic hazard" and for "falsifying information to police," among other accusations. The 28-year-old could spend up to nine months in jail if found guilty of the charges during his August trial. For their part, the Leafs are standing by Komarov and expect the matter to be resolved before training camp opens, but the charges still cast a dark cloud over the forward. Komarov is under contract with the Leafs for three more seasons after accruing 26 points in 62 games in 2014-15.
  • Leafs' Komarov Expected To Sit For Finale

    News: Leo Komarov (upper body) is expected to miss Saturday's season finale against the Canadiens.
    Analysis: The upper-body injury forced Leo Komarov out of Wednesday's game against the Blue Jackets and limited his participation in Friday's practice. Since he was skating as an extra forward rather than as part of a regular line, it seems likely that the Leafs will keep Komarov in the press box to avoid the risk of him worsening the issue heading into the offseason. Colton Orr is expected to enter the lineup in Komarov's place.
  • Maple Leafs' Komarov Exits With Upper-Body Injury

    News: Leo Komarov will not return to Wednesday's game against the Blue Jackets due to an upper-body injury.
    Analysis: The extent of Leo Komarov's setback is uncertain, but it will prevent him from playing the third period of Wednesday's game. Expect an update on Komarov's status when more details become available.
  • Leafs' Komarov Gets Goal; Has 4 Points In Last 6

    News: Leo Komarov scored his eighth goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Senators. He has four points (two goals, two assists) in his last six games.
    Analysis: He also has 23 shots in that span and could have value in deeper formats.
  • Leafs' Komarov Pots Goal In Victory

    News: Leo Komarov tallied a goal on four shot attempts and laid five hits in Wednesday's shootout win over the Sabres.
    Analysis: Since returning from a shoulder injury in late January, Leo Komarov's offensive outputs have just about dried up. He's generated only two goals and two assists over the last 20 games, effectively sapping him of value in deeper formats with an emphasis on the scoring categories. Despite that dropoff, Komarov remains a prolific agitator -- he's averaging over four hits per game on the season -- which at least gives him a little utility in specialty formats.
  • Leafs' Komarov Finally Breaks Slump

    News: Leo Komarov picked up an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers, snapping an eight-game point drought.
    Analysis: Leo Komarov returned from a shoulder injury in late January, but thus far, he's failed to provide the offensive boost the Leafs have desperately needed. He hasn't merely been the victim of poor puck luck, either; he only managed to put only six shots on goal during the aforementioned dry spell.
  • Leafs' Komarov To Play Wednesday

    News: Leo Komarov (shoulder) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Devils, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.
    Analysis: Leo Komarov is slated to join Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel on the Leafs' top line after missing the previous five games with the shoulder injury. He's been a dependable complementary piece for the Leafs this season with 18 points and 124 hits across 29 games, but an inability to stay healthy has lessened some of his impact.
  • Stars' Komarov Expected Back Wednesday

    News: Leo Komarov (shoulder) is expected to return for Wednesday's game against the Devils, The Toronto Star reports.
    Analysis: Peter Holland and Joffrey Lupul are also expected to return from multi-week absences, so the Leafs will be getting a nice boost up front.
  • Leafs' Komarov Still Sidelined

    News: Leo Komarov (shoulder) won't play Wednesday against the Senators, Paul Hendrick of mapleleafs.com reports.
    Analysis: On the plus side, the report suggests that Leo Komarov should be good to go once the Leafs return to action after the NHL All-Star break.