Gardiner Plugging Along

Standard Spin: Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner is hot ever since being benched for a four-game stretch in early January, followed by a brief stop in the AHL, as his goal in Monday's 6-3 win over the Oilers gives him 7-points in 9 games since being called back to the big leagues.  He's not really worthy of being deployed in most fantasy formats, but he's turned into a reasonable option for owners needing to fill a rookie slot, and he's creeping up the ladder for keeper leagues.  (2/7/12)