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Prized Leafs prospect concussed?

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08:20 AM ET 12.13 | The Toronto Marlies aren't taking any chances with young Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner, whom Don Cherry earlier this week called the best player in the AHL. The 22-year-old blueliner did not skate with the AHL team Wednesday, still shaken following a big hit in a game Saturday against Rochester. Marlies coach Dallas Eakins says Gardiner is suffering symptoms consistent with a concussion, though the injury hasn't been labelled as such. "He's got a bunch of issues in his neck and some headaches, so yes it could be symptomatic to a concussion or could be symptomatic to neck pain," Eakins said at practice. Gardiner, who missed Sunday's game against Abbotsford, will not dress Saturday in Rochester.

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December 13, 2012  08:52 AM ET

He's got a bunch of issues in his neck and some headaches, so yes it could be symptomatic to a concussion or could be symptomatic to neck pain, Eakins said at practice.



Nice to see Eakins towing the Brian Burke company line...

December 13, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Prized Leafs prospect concussed?

So I guess he is Leaf material.

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December 13, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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K once again i'm missing the point - who have the Leafs had concussion issues with? All I can think of is Colby Armstrong and James Reimer. When compared to other teams, not exactly the end of the world...

Has nothing to do with the concussion...it's his answer or lack thereof.

December 13, 2012  09:22 AM ET
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K once again i'm missing the point - who have the Leafs had concussion issues with? All I can think of is Colby Armstrong and James Reimer. When compared to other teams, not exactly the end of the world...

This probably won't fit very well but you get the idea Danny.

And Burkie hired him when he was still suffing concussion like symptoms. lol

December 13, 2012  09:24 AM ET

*suffering

(you know, like hockey fans)

December 13, 2012  09:25 AM ET

And let's not forget a Lombardi not named Vince....

December 13, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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Prized Leafs prospect concussed?So I guess he is Leaf material.

So are you saying he should be raked and composted?

December 13, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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So are you saying he should be raked and composted?

Happens like clockwork, every fall!

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December 13, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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So are you saying he should be raked and composted?

Happens like clockwork, every fall!

Unlike the Sharks, who usually wait until may to wither away and fall

December 13, 2012  10:42 AM ET
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For those of you still looking for that perfect Christmas present for that special someone.

December 13, 2012  11:03 AM ET
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Prized Leafs prospect concussed? So I guess he is Leaf material.

The Penguins and the Bruins like them too.

December 13, 2012  11:06 AM ET
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For those of you still looking for that perfect Christmas present for that special someone.

No cup? I guess you need something to play with while others play hockey.

December 13, 2012  11:38 AM ET
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K once again i'm missing the point - who have the Leafs had concussion issues with? All I can think of is Colby Armstrong and James Reimer. When compared to other teams, not exactly the end of the world...

My thoughts exactly ????

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December 13, 2012  11:54 AM ET
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No sh__it..whats with that organization ?? Why's it so bad to say the word concussion ??

They only say it if they can soften any possible liability, or contributing actions ,by saying "concussion like" symptoms ;-)

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December 13, 2012  03:07 PM ET
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Hey the Sharks ARE 1-8 in Final Four games.

sorry...meant to say June

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