Toronto Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner is chased by Carolina Hurricanes Drayson Bowman during first period NHL action in Toronto on Tuesday December 13, 2011. The Toronto Maple Leafs assigned Gardiner to the AHL's Toronto Marlies on Sunday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pawel Dwulit
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.