Jake Gardiner sent down to Marlies

Cam Charron
January 25 2013 12:58PM

Interesting bit of news today:

At least now it's being called a concussion.

I don't think Gardiner has had it too rough this season. His scoring chances +/- in the last two games is +8 chances for, -12 chances against. Comparatively, Mike Kostka, who has played easier minutes, is a +7 for and -14 against. Gardiner was doing well in all even-strenght situations with John-Michael Liles against New York.

Conditioning stints typically last a couple of games, although after tomorrow's game at Ricoh against Wilkes-Barre, the Marlies are off until Friday in Rochester. Perhaps the Leafs wanted to get Gardiner skating, but preferably not against one of the conference's toughest teams in the New York Rangers.

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#1 goodoldcanadianboy
January 25 2013, 01:31PM
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Yeah, maybe leave Gardiner in the minors for about a week to get his legs under him again.

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#2 leafer123
January 25 2013, 02:37PM
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I like this move. Gardiner has made far too many mistakes and has made Phaneuf bail him out and look bad. I think getting rid of low performers like Gardiner will boost the performance of the defence.

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