Agent Details Amirov's Agonizing Final Months; How Leafs and KHL team helped
BY TJ TUCKER AUGUST 15, 2023 (8:35 PM)
Dan Milstein told MatchTV in Russia that Amirov took a big turn for the worse around 10 months ago.
Milstein said Amirov had come to Canada in October of 2022 for treatment, but also to train with the Maple Leafs. Unfortunately, now former Toronto GM Kyle Dubas had to send him home.
Milstein said Amirov spent two days in Miami with him in order to unwind before going home. He asked Amirov how he was feeling, and Amirov insisted he was fine. More worried about his parents then himself.
Milstein confirmed both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Salavat Yulaev of the KHL provided financial assistance and other help to Amirov. Millstein added Salavat gave him a contract for the next season "knowing full well that he would never play hockey again."