Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported today that forward Kirill Semyonov is on unconditional waivers, as a prelude to the termination of his contract.
Kirill Semyonov is on unconditional waivers for the purpose of contract termination. https://t.co/qCteTNtORe— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) December 1, 2021
Semyonov came to North America in anticipation of playing NHL games; he has a European Assignment Clause in his soon-to-be-terminated contract. Despite this, he played nine games for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies and played well, putting up nine points.
Semyonov got into three games for the Leafs, but didn’t make much of a mark with the big club, producing zero points while being on for three goals against, one for. With the recent reacquisition of Kyle Clifford and the imminent return of Ilya Mikheyev, Semyonov’s chances of playing further NHL games dwindled, and it looks like he’s decided it’s time to go home. His NHL career is likely finished, at a whopping 30 minutes of total ice time, but he was a quality KHL forward before and likely will be again. There’s unconfirmed chatter about this already:
Best of luck, Kirill.