Here’s a Leafs positive in this lockout – watching Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin and Leo Komarov play (on the same lines) and produce alongside the likes of Pavel Datsyuk, Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom over in the KHL. Provided they don’t end up seriously injured, it can only bode well for those three whenever Leafs hockey gets underway again.

After the jump are the latest KHL highlights courtesy of Steve Dangle:

Grabovski scores in a 4-1 Red Army win:

Kulemin and Malkin tearing it up in a 7-2 win by the dominant Magnitogorsk:

Komarov, playing on a line with Backstrom and Ovechkin, scores in a 3-1 Dynamo Moscow win:

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Alec Brownscombe is the founder and editor of, where he has written daily about the Leafs since September of 2008. He's published five magazines on the team entitled "The Maple Leafs Annual" with distribution in Chapters and newsstands across the country. He also co-hosted "The Battle of the Atlantic," a weekly show on TSN1200 that covered the Leafs and the NHL in-depth. Alec is a graduate of Trent University and Algonquin College with his diploma in Journalism. In 2014, he was awarded Canada's Best Hockey Blogger honours by Molson Canadian. You can contact him at