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Leafs Sign Pilar, Re-Assign Kondratiev

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
(October 28, 2003) -- John Ferguson, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday that restricted free agent defenceman Karel Pilar has been signed to a contract. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In addition, the club also announced that Pilar and defenceman Maxim Kondratiev have been assigned to the St. John's Maple Leafs of the American Hockey League.

Pilar, 25, played 17 games for Toronto last season collecting seven points (three goals, four assists) with 12 penalty minutes. He set career highs in goals, assists, points and penalty minutes last year. Pilar also played seven games for St. Johns collecting seven points (two goals, five assists) with 28 penalty minutes. He missed the final 45 games of the regular season and the entire playoffs due to illness.

The native of Prague, Czech Republic has played 40 career NHL games for Toronto collecting 11 points (four goals, seven assists) with 20 penalty minutes. He has also played 11 career NHL playoff games collecting four assists with 12 penalty minutes. Pilar was Toronto's second choice, 39th overall, in the 2001 Entry Draft.

Kondratiev, 20, has played seven games for Toronto this season collecting two penalty minutes. He was Toronto's seventh choice, 168th overall, in the 2001 Entry Draft.
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