Toronto Maple Leafs restricted free-agent forward Mitch Marner danced around contractual questions as he does around opposing players during media appearances at his own charity event Thursday, but he did make one thing clear.

Marner told's Dave McCarthy he would likely not attend training camp if he doesn't have a new contract by the time it begins. Marner added he wants to be there for the start of camp, according to Sportsnet's Luke Fox.

The Maple Leafs will have $9.07 million in cap space with 23 players signed once Nathan Horton is placed on LTIR, according to CapFriendly. That number will rise when some players are optioned to the minors.