Jake Gardiner D TOR 16 Days

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 2 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.

Jake Gardiner D TOR 2 Months

Gardiner will return to the lineup Friday against the Red Wings, Stephen Whyno of the Canadian Press reports.

After serving as a healthy scratch for the last two games, Gardiner looks set to replace Stephane Robidas on defense. As arguably the Leafs' best defenseman in the latter stages of the 2013-14 season, Gardiner's recent removal from the lineup was puzzling, but it looks like he may have regained some of coach Randy Carlyle's trust. Gardiner will be paired with Morgan Rielly in his return.

Jake Gardiner D TOR 2 Months

Gardiner didn't take part in line rushes during Tuesday's pregame warmups and looks like he'll spend his second consecutive game in the press box, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.

Gardiner was scratched only two times for all of last season, so coach Randy Carlyle's decision comes as a curious one. The 24-year-old had an assist and a minus-3 rating over his first two games, but he surely makes the Leafs' lineup a better one when he plays.

Jake Gardiner D TOR 2 Months

Gardiner may be a healthy scratch again Tuesday, reports the Toronto Star.

The Leafs won Sunday and coaches are generally superstitious about keeping a winning lineup intact, so Gardiner may once again be the odd man out. "It's understandable. It's how a lot of coaches think," Gardiner said after Monday's optional skate. He's considered a building block for the future, so he won't sit out for long. Just be prepared to adjust your lineup for Tuesday.