Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nikita Soshnikov started the 2017-18 season in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies, but he likely won’t be there much longer. “Maple Leafs fans are well-aware of this situation: Nikita Soshnikov, on Tuesday, if he’s not in the NHL he has the right to go back overseas,” Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman said during Saturday’s Headlines on Hockey Night in Canada. According a clause in Soshnikov’s contract, which he signed as a free agent out of the KHL in March 2015, the winger is allowed to return to Russia if he’s not skating on NHL ice by Nov. 14. As of Saturday night, there’s no update yet.