Jake Gardiner RUMORS & NEWS

  • Gardiner’s Maple Leafs legacy runs deeper than Game 7 missteps

    Sportsnet "Jake Gardiner’s locker was still full of his equipment as he stood in front of his stall in the rink he’s called home for the last eight seasons, dressed in a blue Toronto Maple Leafs t-shirt and black shorts on locker cleanout day, talking about the emotion of the moment without..." April 26

  • Gardiner not the only Maple Leaf deserving of post-series criticism

    The Score "Jake Gardiner's the easy target. Coming into Tuesday's winner-take-all tilt against the Boston Bruins, the polarizing defenseman already had the cringe-worthy lowlights from last year's Game 7, and the attachment to the Toronto Maple Leafs' historic collapse in spring..." April 24

  • Maple Leafs hope Gardiner’s return helps settle team before playoffs

    Sportsnet "If absence truly makes the heart grow fonder, the fans will greet Jake Gardiner’s return here with a standing ovation. Life has not gotten better for the Toronto Maple Leafs without the polarizing defenceman, not even close. They have allowed 47 even-strength goals against since..." April 04

  • Maple Leafs’ Jake Gardiner expected to return vs. Lightning

    Sportsnet "Jake Gardiner is expected to return to the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup when the team takes on Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday. Head coach Mike Babcock announced the 28-year-old would be a game-time decision. Gardiner hasn’t played since Feb. 25..." April 04

  • Maple Leafs’ Jake Gardiner returns to team practice

    Sportsnet "Mere hours after another all-too-common poor defensive performance from the Toronto Maple Leafs, the club was blessed with two concrete signs that its blue line should be significantly better soon. Jake Gardiner, the Leafs’ No. 2 defenceman, returned to team practice..." March 28

  • Dermott, Gardiner getting closer to Maple Leafs return

    NHL.com "Travis Dermott and Jake Gardiner each continued to progress Friday toward returning to the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup. Dermott practiced for the first time since sustaining a shoulder injury Feb. 27. He wore a red non-contact jersey but participated in drills and stayed on the ice the..." March 23

  • Toronto’s Jake Gardiner Still Has No Timetable For Return

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Toronto Maple Leafs have played 10 games without top-four defenseman Jake Gardiner, who has been out with a back injury, and it looks like the team misses him as they have struggled to a 5-4-1 record without him. Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported late last night on Hockey Night in..." March 17

  • Maple Leafs Gardiner & Brown: Will They Be Back in Blue & White?

    The Hockey Writers "If Scott Wheeler of The Athletic is correct, the answer to whether Jake Gardiner or Connor Brown will be with the Toronto Maple Leafs next season is a solid “no.” Jim Parsons, in his most recent The Hockey Writers’ podcast, interviewed Wheeler and what he had to say about..." March 17

  • Jake Gardiner Out “Week-To-Week” For Toronto Maple Leafs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Jake Muzzin earlier this season there were many who questioned why the team brought in another left-handed option. That move seems prescient today, after the team announced that Jake Gardiner will be out on a “week-to-week” basis with a back..." February 27

  • Morgan Rielly and Jake Gardiner are the Leafs top pair

    Pension Plan Puppets "If there’s one thing that’s true about the Maple Leafs, it’s that the defence pairs have become ossified, carved in stone, immutable, and the stubbornness of the coaching staff in forcing the three good left-side defenders to carry an anchor on the right side is why the Leafs..." January 28

  • Leafs' Gardiner day-to-day with back spasms

    TSN "Jake Gardiner will not be in Sunday's lineup against the Arizona Coyotes due to back spasms. The 28-year-old is listed as day-to-day. In 47 games, the defenceman has two goals and 22 assists.  " January 20

  • What if the Maple Leafs didn’t have Jake Gardiner?

    Sportsnet "In case you somehow missed it, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been just okay for the last little stretch, after being one of the top teams in the league for most of the first half of the regular season. Unfortunately for Jake Gardiner, amidst a losing effort against the Colorado..." January 17

  • Leafs support Gardiner after fans boo him in loss to Avalanche

    Toronto Sun "If you want to get a sense of how much is riding on the Maple Leafs’ season this year, Monday’s 6-3 loss to the Avalanche is as good a place as any to start. With 5:31 remaining in the second period and the game tied 2-2, Colorado’s Carl Soderberg outmuscled and..." January 15