Jake Gardiner D TOR 9 Days

Gardiner picked up two assists in Toronto's 4-3 loss to Ottawa on Wednesday night. They were his first points in 12 games.

How does a guy with that much talent go through such a slump? Well, he just doesn't think the game well. But that's OK if he can still put up points. He's a risk right now, but is the kind of guy who can turn it up at any time.

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Gardiner, who was frequently in former coach Randy Carlyle's dog house, played his first game after Carlyle's firing and finished minus-4.

So much for making a positive impression -- he was out of position and there were too many risky plays. He has talent, but we've always been concerned about his ability to think the game. The next couple weeks will be important for him to change the minds of Leafs' brass.

Jake Gardiner D TOR 1 Month

Gardiner was a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Flyers.

With just eight points and a minus-11 rating in 30 games, Gardiner has been mostly a letdown for the Leafs this season. He's probably too talented to stick in the press box for long, but perhaps the healthy scratch will serve as a wake-up call for the blueliner. He was replaced in Saturday's lineup by Korbinian Holzer.

Jake Gardiner D TOR 2 Months

Gardiner picked up an assist in Thursday's loss to the Devils.

He has three assists in his last three games, but has only seven points in 23 games. His game hasn't grown this season, but he has shown occasional flashes. But his minus-10 rating is a bit of an anchor for those of you in leagues that count that stat. He still has a solid future, but it won't be this year.

Jake Gardiner D TOR 3 Months

Gardiner (knee) is in the lineup Saturday against the Rangers, Jonas Siegel of TSN reports.

Gardiner went into warm-ups as a game-time decision, and will in fact play. The blueliner has a goal and an assist in 11 games this season.

Jake Gardiner D TOR 3 Months

Gardiner (lower body) will be a game-time decision Saturday against the Rangers, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.

Gardiner took part in the Leafs' morning skate and said he felt fine, but he'll be examined in pregame warmups before the team signs off on his return to the lineup. Even prior to suffering the injury, Gardiner had been off to an uninspiring start to the season, contributing two points in 11 games.

Jake Gardiner D TOR 3 Months

Gardiner is dealing with a bone bruise and was seen limping in the locker room following Thursday's game, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports.

Gardiner left the game and underwent an X-ray before being ruled out for the game. The fact that he isn't dealing with a break is encouraging, but his status for Saturday's game appears questionable at this point.

Jake Gardiner D TOR 3 Months

Gardiner left Thursday's game with a lower body injury and will not return.

Gardiner went to the dressing room and received X-Rays, and was later ruled out. The team will likely update his status in the future, but he should be considered day-to-day until something more is revealed.

Jake Gardiner D TOR 3 Months

Gardiner left Thursday's game with what might be a knee injury, according to commentators on TSN.

He came out to test it during a TV timeout, but immediately retreated to the dressing. It was initially thought to be an ankle injury, but he was seen outside the dressing room with ice on his knee. No word about his availability for the rest of the game.

Jake Gardiner D TOR 3 Months

Gardiner put home his first goal of the year Tuesday against the Sabres.

The third-period tally was largely meaningless, extending the lead from 3-0 to 4-0 in a game that the Leafs completely dominated from start to finish. However, Gardiner otherwise put up a rather quiet stat line, with just one shot on goal, one hit and a takeaway in 23:25. A 10-goal, 31-point scorer last year, Gardiner has just two points and four shots on goal in his first seven games.