Maple Leafs GM Nonis on negotiations with RFA Gardiner: 'I don't see any hiccups there'

Ian McLaren
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After the Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to terms with James Reimer on a new deal Friday, the team's attention now turns to re-signing defenseman Jake Gardiner.

General manager Dave Nonis offered the following encouraging report:

As reported below, Gardiner and the Maple Leafs are believed to be working towards a two-year deal worth between $2.25 million and $3 million per season; according to Capgeek, Toronto has close to $4.4 million in available cap space after the Reimer signing. 

In 80 games in 2013-14, Gardiner scored 10 goals, added 21 assists, and posted a relatively decent minus-3 rating on a team that allowed a 26th ranked 3.07 goals per game.