Leafs avoid loop­hole, call up Sosh­nikov

Regina Leader-Post - - SPORTS -

The Toronto Maple Leafs have re­called for­ward Nikita Sosh­nikov from the Toronto Mar­lies, en­sur­ing the Rus­sian re­mains with the or­ga­ni­za­tion at least for the time be­ing. The 24-yearold Sosh­nikov re­port­edly has a clause in his con­tact al­low­ing him to re­turn to Rus­sia if he was not in the NHL by Nov. 14. Sosh­nikov ranked sec­ond in scor­ing with the Mar­lies with 12 points this sea­son on five goals and seven as­sists. He saw ac­tion in 56 games last sea­son for the Leafs, col­lect­ing five goals and four as­sists. Sosh­nikov signed with the Leafs as a free agent in 2014. He will be a re­stricted free agent on July 1.

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