There has not been any progress in contract talks between the Toronto Maple Leafs and restricted free agent Nazem Kadri, according to the Toronto Sun.

“The closer and closer camp comes, the more of a distraction it is to me,” Kadri admitted.
“But I’m confident we’ll come up with something. I know both parties want to get something done, it’s just a matter of them getting some things together and putting the team back where it was. We have a solid foundation, a great group of guys and no one wants to leave.”
The Leafs may choose to sign Kadri, and fellow RFA Cody Franson, and trim down their cap total after training camp. The club could also give Kadri a one-year “bridge” contract before investing more years and salary into the 22-year-old center. In the meantime, Kadri has been working hard with Toronto’s power skating instructor, Barb Underhill, and he has been practicing faceoffs as well.

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