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SportReport: Toronto Maple Leafs to sign mysterious prospect Yegor Korshkov

02:25  11 march  2019
02:25  11 march  2019 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

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The Toronto Maple Leafs may be close to bringing in one of their prospects , as NHL.com’s Igor Eronko reports that Yegor Korshkov is set to sign in Toronto . Korshkov , the Maple Leafs ’ second-round pick from 2016, has been playing in the KHL for the last five years with many wondering if he’d

The Toronto Maple Leafs may be close to bringing in one of their prospects as NHL.com’s Igor Eronko reports that Yegor Korshkov is set to sign Korshkov , the Maple Leafs ’ second-round pick from 2016, has been playing in the KHL for the last five years with many wondering if he’d ever come

Report: Toronto Maple Leafs to sign mysterious prospect Yegor Korshkov© Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs may be close to bringing in one of their prospects, as NHL.com’s Igor Eronko reports that Yegor Korshkov is set to sign in Toronto. Korshkov, the Maple Leafs’ second-round pick from 2016, has been playing in the KHL for the last five years with many wondering if he’d ever come over.

Of course, Korshkov, who is currently playing with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in the second round of the Gargarin Cup playoffs, isn’t eligible to sign a contract until the team is eliminated. They are current underdogs in this round to SKA St. Petersburg, but it may still be a few weeks before the Maple Leafs can begin negotiations to bring Korshkov aboard.

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Toronto Maple Leafs @MapleLeafs. Lance Hornby @sunhornby. Kristen Shilton @kristen_shilton. Auston Matthews charged with disorderly conduct — disruptive behavior: Details of police report Nic Petan, Yegor Korshkov show value to Maple Leafs , but one has clearer path to opening night.

Eliteprospects.com hockey player profile of Yegor Korshkov , 1996-07-10 Novosibirsk, RUS Russia. Yegor Korshkov a.k.a. " Yegor Korchkov". 5,000 Powered by. NHL Rights. Toronto Maple Leafs / Signed .

The 22-year-old prospect has not put up dominant numbers in his time in the KHL, however, with many people suggesting that the 6-foot-4, 180-pound winger may not live up to having been the first pick in the second round that year. Toronto did pass over several big names who were still on the board at No. 31, including Alex DeBrincat, Carter Hart, Samuel Girard and Jordan Kyrou to name a few.

Korshkov, who has progressed in every year he’s been in the KHL, opted to stay one more season with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv. However, the forward was injured on the second game of the season and missed several months, therefore only playing in only 19 games this season, having scored three goals and five points in that span.

While injuries have been a problem throughout Korshkov’s career, the Maple Leafs have high hopes that his size will translate well to the smaller North American rinks. On top of that, he’s been used as a depth forward in the KHL and has never been developed to become a top-six forward, where he could be used in that role if he plays for the Toronto Marlies in the AHL. Both possibilities could suggest that Korshkov could still develop into a solid scorer, other than the fact that he’ll be 23 when next season starts and with the need for at least one full year in the AHL, he likely wouldn’t arrive to the Maple Leafs until he is 24, a little old for a bona-fide prospect.

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