The big Russian winger continues to impress in his return to the KHL after a year with the Marlies, leading Yaroslavl Lokomotiv with 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists) in 23 games. Korshkov may have to bide his time with the additions of Jimmy Vesey, Wayne Simmonds, and Alexander Barabanov this season, but it is very possible that he will be part of the Leafs picture in 2021-22.
#Leafs 2020 2nd round pick Roni Hirvonen recorded 1G on 7 shots and 15:55 TOI.
Hirvonen also recorded a 10 minute game misconduct penalty for boarding
#Leafs 2020 third round pick Topi Niemela played 11:33 in a 2-1 victory for Karpat today. He picked up a secondary assist on this nice feed to Jesse Puljujarvi, who set up Mika Pyorala for the game’s first goal: pic.twitter.com/Ke4wc6FgrJ
The Leafs 2020 second and third-round picks are playing regularly in the Finnish SM-liiga. Hirvonen has played in all 14 games for Assat Pori and has five points (3 goals, 2 assists). Niemala is one of the youngest players on Karpat and has a pair of assists in five games. Both were not part of Finland’s roster for last week’s Karjala Cup but could be in the mix for the upcoming 2021 World Junior in Edmonton next month.
The 20-year-old winger was selected 211th overall in 2018 and is a long-term developmental project. Kizimov has played four KHL games for Torpedo this season but is enjoying some success with Lada Togliatti in the second-level VHL.
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