Leafs assign defenceman Jake Gardiner to Marlies
Toronto Maple Leafs Clarke MacArthur, left and Jake Gardiner react after losing to the New York Rangers in a shootout during NHL action in Toronto on Saturday, March 24, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
Published Friday, January 25, 2013 3:07PM EST
TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have assigned defenceman Jake Gardiner to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.
Gardiner, 22, appeared in two games for the Maple Leafs this season, registering four shots on goal.
The six-foot-two, 184-pound defenceman missed the Leafs' first two games of the season while recovering from a concussion.
Gardiner has 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) and six penalty minutes in 22 games for the Marlies this season.