Maple Leafs recall defenceman Gardiner from Marlies Staff

1/27/2013 7:14:04 PM

Defenceman Jake Gardiner has been recalled by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

On Friday, the club sent Gardiner to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.

The 22-year-old made his season debut on Wednesday after being out of action since December 8 with a concussion that he suffered during the lockout while playing with the Marlies.

Gardiner had 17 points win 22 games for the Marlies before the injury.  He failed to record a point in the two games he played with the Leafs this season.