Per Pension Plan Puppets:
"Vorobiev has heart trouble, not in Leafs' future plans."
It appears that the KHL has been testing players in the wake of Alexander Cherepanov's death, and Vorobiev may be at risk of a similar heart ailment.
Lot of mystery and speculation regarding the status of one Dmitri Vorobiev of Lada. Leafs 5th round pick back in '04 has really come into his own as one of the top young D-men in Europe. Leading your team in scoring at age 21 in the RSL, as a supposed "physical, defensive defenseman" is not an easy thing to do. Add in some very nice size at 6'2 216 (almost a Schenn clone), along with a devastating and somewhat crazy mean streak reminiscent of Danny Markov, and you've got yourself a pretty intriguing prospect. [more…]