Mats Sundin spoke at a news conference in Sweden, stating that he will not make a decision on his playing future prior to the start of the 2008-09 season.

“I will not make up my mind before the season starts,” said the 37-year-old long-serving captain of the Maple Leafs. “That’s how I feel right now. Others have started playing in the middle of the season. If I would feel like retiring, I would say it.”

Sundin, an unrestricted free agent, is the Leafs’ all-time leading scorer. He compiled 78 points in 74 games last year.