Toronto Maple Leafs recall defenceman Jake Gardiner from AHL Marlies

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TORONTO - Jake Gardiner is back with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Leafs recalled the defenceman from the AHL's Toronto Marlies on Monday. Gardiner was assigned to the minor-league affiliate on Sunday and played in the club's 2-1 loss to the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Gardiner has registered 10 assists and averaged more than 20 minutes of ice time in 37 games with the Maple Leafs this season.

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