Gardiner Scores First NHL Goal
Standard Spin: Rookie defenseman Jake Gardiner endured a recent stretch of four straight games as a healthy scratch, followed by a one-game stint in the AHL, but since being recalled he's playing like he got the message. In the five subsequent games since returning he has four points and is plus-five.
Gardiner scored his first NHL goal Tuesday, and he has 14 points in 42 games on the season. For now, his fantasy value is limited to keeper leagues and owners needing to fill a rookie slot, but it won't be long before he's making a mark in all formats. (Jan.25)