Jake Gardiner

#51 D / Toronto Maple Leafs / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 184 lb Age: 25 College: Wisconsin

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner: Quietly impressing coach Babcock

    Gardiner has quietly impressed Leafs' coach Mike Babcock, reports Sportsnet.ca. "He's a real good two-pair guy, getting better each and every day," said Babcock. "More confidence. Goes back for the puck better. Stronger." Gardiner has 14 points in 42 games, but his plus-3 rating is a massive improvement from last season's minus-23. Still, he has one assist in his last eight games and is only delivering value in deep formats right now. We do think Gardiner's future remains solid, but he may not be the 40-point defender we all once imagined. But his coach's trust is huge, especially with his past criticisms.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner: Four assists in win

    Gardiner snapped a seven-game point drought in a big way Monday night when he picked up four assists in a 7-4 win over the Avalanche. Oh boy -- it's about time. Gardiner has been making solid decisions on the ice this season, but hasn't been rewarded with tons of points. This outburst brings his season tally to 10 points in 29 games. Best of all, Gardiner has moved into positive territory in plus-minus for the first time in his career. Sure, it's just plus-1, but that's a huge improvement over last season's minus-23.

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    Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner: Two points including game winner

    Gardiner scored the game-winning goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Stars. Despite solid play thus far, these points actually doubled his season point total. Gardiner's game is developing, but right now, he's just not delivering enough production to make him worthy in shallow leagues.

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    Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner: Returning to lineup Friday

    Gardiner (lower body) will return to the lineup Friday evening against the Rangers, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports. The enigmatic blueliner was placed on injured reserve last Friday, though his injury is believed to have been sustained Oct. 17 against the Pens. Now, he'll try to revive a team defense that has allowed 28 goals in just eight games, which will be no easy task against a Rangers squad that is currently fifth overall in the league standings.

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    Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner: Will likely return Friday against Rangers

    Gardiner (lower body) will likely return to action Friday against the Rangers, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports. Gardiner was paired with Dion Phaneuf in Thursday's practice, which is a good indication that he will return to Toronto's lineup Friday against New York. Either way, the 25-year-old blueliner's availability should be confirmed prior to puck drop Friday night.

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    Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner: Out with lower-body issue

    Gardiner will sit out Monday's game against the Coyotes with a lower-body injury, but is aiming to return Friday, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports. Gardiner has been on injured reserve since last Friday because of the lower-body issue, but his injury likely dates back to the last game he participated in Oct. 17 against the Penguins. He's aiming to rejoin the lineup Friday, but his progression throughout the week should provide a better picture on whether or not he'll indeed return then.

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    Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner: Placed on IR

    Gardiner (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports. It's still unclear exactly what is ailing Gardiner, but the defenseman was held out of Wednesday's contest against the Sabres with the setback. He'll now be sidelined for at least the next week, though the 25-year-old has no established timetable as of now.

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    Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner: Out Saturday

    Gardiner (undisclosed) won't play Saturday against the Canadiens, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports. The exact nature of Gardiner's injury remains unclear, but the fact that the 25-year-old defender has already been ruled out of Saturday's tilt against Montreal indicates it might be relatively serious. Gardiner will hope to return to action Monday against the Coyotes, and will likely continue to be replaced by Martin Marincin in the Leafs' lineup until healthy.

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    Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner: Day-to-day with undisclosed injury

    Gardiner (undisclosed) is day-to-day with an injury with no timetable for his return, David Alter of the National Post reports. The former Wisconsin Badger has been very solid this season, putting up a goal and an assist while logging four penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating in five games this season. The 25-year-old has been a solid point producer from the blue line throughout his career, including a career-high 31 in 2013-14. While the Maple Leafs haven't been great, Gardiner has been a bright spot on the team. He's replaced by Martin Marincin in the lineup.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner: Starting to come out of shell under new coach

    Gardner is starting to prove himself 5-on-5 and seems far more comfortable under coach Mike Babcock than former boss Randy Carlyle, under whom his game regressed. He leads the team in average ice time 5-on-5 with 18:21 for good reason -- more than 60 percent of the shots attempted during that time come from Leaf sticks, which means the game is being played in the opposing offensive zone. Gardiner is also picking up points. He has a goal and assist in his last two games and is the only Leaf blueliner with a goal. A confident Gardiner is a valuable Gardiner, so take a chance.

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