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Former Rangers' forward Clarkson back with Leafs

But he's not expected to play as the team will just take on the final year of his contract
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David Clarkson has returned to the Toronto Maple Leafs, but is not expected to play.

The former member of the Kitchener Rangers, hasn't played in years due to a back injury that ended his career.

But the 35-year-old still has one year remaining on a seven year contract the Leafs originally signed him to, which carries a cap hit of $5.2 million.

In 2015, Toronto traded Clarkson to Columbus, then he was acquired by the Vegas Golden Knights prior to the expansion draft in 2017.

Clarkson returned to the Leafs in a trade with Vegas on Tuesday in which Toronto also gets a fourth-round pick in next year's draft.

The Golden Knights get former Guelph Storm goalie Garret Sparks.

with files from Sportsnet

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