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Toronto Maple Leafs assign rookie defenceman Jake Gardiner to AHL Marlies

Sunday, 01.15.2012 / 12:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Toronto Maple Leafs assign rookie defenceman Jake Gardiner to AHL Marlies

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Lefs assigned defenceman Jake Gardiner to the AHL's Toronto Marlies on Sunday.

The 21-year-old Gardiner has 10 assists while averaging 20 minutes 32 seconds of ice time in 37 games this season with the Maple Leafs.

However, Gardiner hasn't dressed in Toronto's last four games, including a 3-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday night.

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