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Mikhail Grabovski, left, should get an opportunity for more playing time with the Toronto Maple Leafs. ((Winslow Townson/Associated Press))

Centre Mikhail Grabovski signed a one-year, $850,000 US contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday, one day after the team acquired him in a deal with the Montreal Canadiens.

Grabovski had three goals and nine points in 24 games with the Canadiens last season and eight goals and 12 assists in 12 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.

In 2006-07, he recorded 65 points in 86 regular-season and playoff games with the Bulldogs as they went on to win the Calder Cup.

He also recorded three points in five games for Belarus at the world championships in May.

The centre was dealt for a second-round pick in 2010 and Greg Pateryn, a United States Hockey League defenceman selected by Toronto in the fifth round in the NHL entry draft two weeks ago.

On Thursday, Toronto signed forward Dominic Moore, 27, to a one-year deal, centre John Mitchell, 23, signed a two-year contract and winger Greg Scott, 20, signed a three-year entry-level contract.

With files from the Canadian Press