Morgan Rielly will attend Toronto's training camp, if the NHL and NHLPA can hammer out a deal in the coming weeks, according to GM Brian Burke.
Burke said he prefer to see Rielly head back to the junior ranks to continue playing with Moose Jaw in the WHL, but the call will ultimately go to coach Randy Carlyle. "I think everyone knows that I have never kept an 18-year-old, I don't think (assistant GM) Dave Nonis has ever kept an 18-year-old," said Burke. "This kid is a lock to go back to Moose Jaw, except for one thing, and that is that our coach picks the team. And he (Carlyle) kept Cam Fowler as an 18-year-old (in Anaheim). He says if he wants him, he gets him. That is how things work around here." For now, Rielly is focused on the World Junior Championship, where he has one goal and three assists in four games with Team Canada.