Nazem Kadri, Maple Leafs agree to deal, per report

Claus Andersen

Nazem Kadri will be ready for training camp after agreeing to a two-year deal with Toronto.

The contract standoff between Nazem Kadri and the Maple Leafs is over after the two sides agreed to a two-year deal worth close to $6 million, according to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet.

A restricted free agent, Kadri was reportedly seeking a two-year deal worth roughly $7 million, while the Maple Leafs were countering with a $5.7 million offer, according to Sports Illustrated. Based on the report from Kypreos, the deal is "just shy" of $6 million, so it would appear Kadri came down from his asking price.

The 22-year-old Kadri is coming off a career season. He saw an increase in playing time in his fourth season with Toronto and responded with career highs in goals with 18 and assists with 26. The timing of the deal is crucial with the Maple Leafs set to open training camp on Wednesday. Last week, Kadri said he didn't want to hold out.

"I don't want to (holdout), I want to be here in camp with all the guys, I want to get back with the guys and get going," Kadri said, via the Toronto Star.

Although the Maple Leafs were able to get a deal done with Kadri, restricted free agent Cody Franson remains in flux.

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