Leafs GM Kyle Dubas indicated that with the start date of the 2020-21 NHL season up in the air, he would continue looking to place some players with European clubs to get them game action, and on Monday, the club loaned center prospect Semyon Der-Argushintsev to Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the KHL.
Der-Argushintsev, 20, had 75 points (12 goals, 63 assists) in 55 games with the Peterborough Petes last season and was slated to play the Toronto Marlies next season, but that is uncertain with the start of the American Hockey League in question.
Forwards Egor Korshkov, Denis Malgin, Filip Hallander, defensemen Mikko Lehtonen, Kristians Rubins, and Filip Kral have also been loaned to clubs in the KHL, SHL, and leagues in Switzerland, Denmark, and the Czech Republic.
Korshkov currently leads Yaroslavl Lokomotiv(KHL) with 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) in 17 games, Malgin has four goals in six games for Lausanne HC (Switzerland), Hallander remained with Lulea (SHL) after being acquired in the trade from Pittsburgh in August and has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in nine games.
Lehtonen with Jokerit leads all KHL defensemen with 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists), Rubins was loaned to Frederikshavn in Denmark earlier this month, while Kral has 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) in seven games playing for the second division HC Prerov in the Czech League.
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