Per rotoworld today (source: Toronto Sun)
Jake Gardiner isn't expected to be back in the lineup for the Toronto Marlies until after Boxing Day.
He is still being bothered by a sore neck and headaches after being hit from behind in a game against Rochester on Dec. 8. "The way the schedule has played out (three games in four days starting Wednesday in Cleveland), we have a certain medical protocol we have to follow with Jake," coach Dallas Eakins said. "We can't sway from it. He hasn't been on the ice, he has to get into a full contact practice and that's just not going to happen the way our schedule is. He can't play until we ramp him up in practice. And we play right after the break (Boxing Day - Dec. 26 - against Hamilton) so he can't play that one." It's still unclear whether he is suffering from whiplash or a concussion, but it is being treated like he has the latter as a precaution.
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F/C: G 4pts; A 4pts; +/- 2pts
D(min5,max9): G 8pts; A 5pts; +/- 4pts
G(min2,max3): W 9pts; OTL 5pts; SO 5pts
extra points for PPP
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