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Toronto Maple Leafs sign Ondrej Kase to one-year deal

Aug 29, 2020; Toronto, Ontario, CAN;  Boston Bruins forward Ondrej Kase (28) shoots the puck in warm up before game four of the second round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 29, 2020; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Bruins forward Ondrej Kase (28) shoots the puck in warm up before game four of the second round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed free-agent forward Ondrej Kase to a one-year deal Friday worth $1.25 million.

Kase last played for one of Toronto’s Original Six rivals, the Boston Bruins, but only saw the ice for nine games across his 1 1/2 seasons there due to concussions.

Originally a restricted free agent, Kase hit the open market Wednesday because the Bruins did not make him a qualifying offer.

The 25-year-old from the Czech Republic, a former seventh-round pick by Anaheim in 2014, began his career with the Ducks in 2016-17 and has recorded 96 points (43 goals, 53 assists) in 198 career games in five seasons between Anaheim and Boston.

–Field Level Media