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Malgin heading back to Switzerland on 5-year contract

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Denis Malgin is heading home.

The former Colorado Avalanche and Toronto Maple Leafs forward is signing a five-year contract with the Swiss National League's ZSC Lions, the team announced Tuesday.

Malgin produced 13 goals and eight assists in 65 contests split between the Maple Leafs and Avalanche last season. He failed to record a point in seven playoff games with Colorado.

The 26-year-old also added six points in six games with Switzerland at the World Championship.

Malgin has proven to be a star overseas. Over his last two campaigns in Switzerland from 2020-22, he recorded 40 goals and 54 assists in 93 games.

The 5-foot-9 forward has totaled 41 goals and 40 assists in 257 career NHL games.

The Florida Panthers drafted him in the fourth round in 2015.

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