The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Wednesday that the hockey club has assigned defenceman Jake Gardiner
to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.
Gardiner, 22, appeared in two games for the Maple Leafs this season, registering four shots on goal. The 6-2, 184-pound defenceman missed the Leafs first two games of the season due to injury. Gardiner has registered 18 points (nine goals, nine assists) with eight penalty minutes in 23 games for the Marlies in 2012-13.
The Marlies next game is Friday, February 1 in Rochester against the Americans (AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres) at 7 p.m. The Marlies return home on Saturday, February 2 when they host the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens) at Ricoh Coliseum. Game time is 3 p.m. For all ticket information, please call 416-597-PUCK (7825) or visit marlies.ca.