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SportsReport: Marner's camp contacted Swiss club Zurich

22:37  20 august  2019
22:37  20 august  2019 Source:   thescore.com

NHL free agency 2019: Maple Leafs reportedly eager to get deal done with Mitch Marner

NHL free agency 2019: Maple Leafs reportedly eager to get deal done with Mitch Marner As per The Athletic's James Mirtle, Toronto is willing to pay anywhere from $9 million to $11 million a year to keep Marner, depending on term.

Report: Marner's camp contacted Swiss club Zurich© Icon Sportswire / Getty

The camp of Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner has contacted the Zurich Lions of the National League in Switzerland, a European source told Sportsnet's Rick Dhaliwal.

Marner is still without a contract and previously said he 'probably' wouldn't attend the team's training camp, which begins Sept. 13, without a new deal in place.

Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas had positive talks with the 22-year-old's agent, Darren Ferris, in a meeting last week, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.

The maximum salary in the National League is 450,000 Swiss franc (approximately $460,200), according to 2112 Hockey Agency. Fellow Maple Leaf Auston Matthews spent his draft season with Zurich before Toronto selected him first overall in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Tavares: 'We all believe the right thing will happen' in Marner negotiations

Tavares: 'We all believe the right thing will happen' in Marner negotiations John Tavares is optimistic he'll have Mitch Marner back by his side when the Toronto Maple Leafs open their 2019-20 season, even though the 22-year-old winger has seen his contract negotiations drag into mid-August. "There's lots of restricted free agents unsigned still, a lot of guys in a similar position as him," Tavares told TSN. "There's still some time here, I think we all believe the right thing will happen and something will get worked out. I think that's what both sides obviously want, sometimes it takes a little bit longer than others. Mitch is obviously an important player for our team. Just the type of guy he is as well, you can really count on him.

Marner is coming off a breakout season in which he recorded a career-high 94 points and is part of a deep class of restricted free agents who are reportedly waiting for him to set the market before signing deals with their respective clubs.

Though the Maple Leafs are currently above the $81.5-million salary cap, they can build a roster with a projected cap hit up to $92.05 million before placing Nathan Horton and David Clarkson on long-term injured reserve in order to become cap compliant, according to CapFriendly.

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