Leo Komarov is battling for a roster spot with Toronto at training camp.
"The coach has got a big problem this year," said Komarov on Tuesday. "A lot of guys are here and only a couple of days to choose the team. It's going to be hard for the coach. It's going to be harder for the players. But I'm used to it. I love everything like this. It's a big competition out there." He worked with Matt Frattin and Jay McClement during Tuesday's practice, but he does possess the skill to play higher in the lineup and could end up with Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin. During the lockout, he skated on the same line as Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom in the KHL. On paper, Komarov seems like he would be a good fit on a Randy Carlyle-coached team because he finishes his hits, can agitate, penalty kill and chip in offensively. However, that doesn't guarantee him a roster spot.