Nazem Kadri was ready to tee it up here on Tuesday but will he able to suit up when Maple Leafs training camp starts next week?

Still without a contract eight days before the team is due to report for medical testing that prospect is very much in doubt.

And the longer his status lingers the more frustrated the young forward has become.

“It just seems that everybody who doesn’t know the situation seems to know what’s best for me” Kadri said prior to the team’s annual charity golf event at Rattlesnake Pointe. “Hopefully we can come to an agreement soon.

“I”m just kind of waiting on them so I can get to training camp and get the whole process going” he said. “I”m just doing whatever I can to get ready for camp.”

Leafs management meanwhile has made it clear that there are potential consequences to missing or arriving late at camp.

Coach Randy Carlyle said that both Kadri and unsigned free agent defenceman Cody Franson made “huge contributions” to the team that made it to the playoffs last year.

But missing camp the coach implied can stunt some of those gains.