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Jake Gardiner will play for Team USA at the World Hockey Championships next month in Minsk, Belarus.

Gardiner notched new personal bests in 2013-14 with 10 goals and 31 points in 80 games.

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Jake Gardiner assisted on both of Toronto's goals in a 4-2 loss to Florida Thursday.

He established a new personal best with 31 points as a result of the two-point effort. Gardiner has finished the season on a positive note. He has produced five goals and nine assists in his past 17 outings.

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Jake Gardiner recorded two assists in Toronto's 4-2 loss on Saturday.

Gardiner has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven contests. That gives him 10 goals and 28 points in 74 games in 2013-14.

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Jake Gardiner contributed a pair of assists in Tuesday's game versus St. Louis.

He helped set up Joffrey Lupul's power-play goal in the first and James van Riemsdyk's goal late in the third. The mobile rearguard has five goals and three helpers in his last 10 outings.

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Jake Gardiner potted his 10th goal of the season in Wednesday's loss to Tampa Bay.

He has been jumping into the rush often lately and has recorded five goals in his last seven games as a result. The mobile defenseman has 22 points in 69 matches this season, but his recent hot streak could make him a decent pickup down the stretch.

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Defenseman Jake Gardiner registered his ninth goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Detroit.

Gardiner's power play marker came on a beautiful offensive fort after he picked up Morgan Rielly's long dump-in and deked Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard. James van Riemsdyk also contributed by netting his 27th goal in the defeat.

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Defenseman Jake Gardiner scored two goals in Toronto's 6-2 loss to San Jose Tuesday night.

His second goal was his first ever shorthanded goal in the NHL. He now has eight goals and 12 assists in 65 games this season. Mason Raymond assisted both of Gardiner's goals.

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Jake Gardiner potted a power-play goal in Tuesday's win over Boston.

He skated on the top unit in the contest, which could give his fantasy value a boost if he remains in that role. Gardiner has contributed just 14 points in 46 games this season, but he still possesses plenty of offensive potential.

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Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle was unusually effusive about defenseman Jake Gardiner's play when asked on Sunday.

Carlyle told TSN's Jonas Siegel that Gardiner's Saturday performance was "probably the model in which we'd like him to play to." The 23-year-old has 13 points, 10 PIM, 67 SOG and a -2 rating in 44 games played. He's also averaged 21:36 TOI per contest.

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Jake Gardiner played a strong game Friday night against the Capitals.

He was a healthy scratch Wednesday night and responded very well from sitting a game in the press box. Playing alongside rooke rearguard Morgan Rielly, Gardiner had one of his best games of the season according to coach Randy Carlyle. "He skated the puck, he didn't turn it over. We know he has NHL-level skills," Carlyle said. Gardiner was rewarded with 19:33 of ice time including just over four minutes on the power play. Perhaps Gardiner is ready to turn the corner. Watch him.