With the NHL's offseason nearly half over Nazem Kadri is still confident that he'll be re-signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs before the start of training camp.

Speaking to reporters at the Canadian Open Pro-Am in Oakville Ontario on Wednesday the restricted free agent forward said that while there's no update yet the negotiations should be fine as both sides are still working on a deal.

"Nothing yet but I know we're still talking" Kadri said. "As long as there's progression that's the important thing."

Depending on how contract talks have been going Kadri - who completed his entry-level deal and has no arbitration rights - could either land a big multi-year contract like Carolina's Jeff Skinner and Edmonton's Taylor Hall or sign a 'bridge' contract similar to what Montreal's P.K. Subban signed in February and Phildelphia Flyers centre Sean Couturier signed over the weekend.

"Yeah there's always comparables" said Kadri. "But I don't think there's too much for me to worry about. I just handle what I have to do on the ice and let everything take care of itself.

Kadri 22 was second in team scoring with 44 points in 48 games last season.

"All I can control is the way I play" Kadri added. "Obviously I want to be here next year and for a long time to come so we'll see how it goes. You kind of want to get in the routine (of getting ready for next season) but I'm confident that something will happen."