Former 1st line winger Leo Komarov reportedly has signed in the KHL. The Islanders had signed the former NHL All-Star from Toronto back in 2018 to a 4-year deal. Through his three years with the Islanders club he had:
2018-19: 82 GP, 6G, 20 A, 26 P
2019-20: 48 GP, 4G, 10 A, 14 P
2020-21: 33 GP, 1G, 7 A, 8 P
2021-22: 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
While ‘Uncle’ Leo was not a force on the ice, he was a great presence on the bench and in the locker room and he always gave 100% effort. He wouldn't have been hated on if Barry didn't play him on the first line. He was assigned to Bridgeport (AHL) at the conclusion of training camp but didn't report there per the Bridgeport Islanders play-by-play.
The Leo Komarov move to KHL won't help the Islanders cap space unless both sides have agreed to mutually terminate the remainder of his contract, or if he’s decided to make this move on his own without authorization from the club and they deem it a breach of contract per CapFriendly.
This indicates the end of Komarov’s NHL career, he played a total of 491 NHL games across 9 seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders. He was an NHL All-Star in 2016.
Best of luck, Leo! Thank you for everything!