Could have sworn Eakins said Gardiner is ready for NHL duties. I think it's just difficult to call him up because a few guys are waiver eligible and it doesn't seem logical to move them just yet. Maybe a guy like Komisarek or Liles could be moved, or yes, even Gunnar with his recent performance.
You don't bring up a player for a full season and then demote him to the ahl so that he can develop for another couple of years. He's done his time developing and Eakins has said he is back to form after his concussion.
its because in 3 more nhl games gardiner cant go back to the AHL without going through waivers...they need to make sure he is 100% ready and there is really no need to rush him since this team has been playing well and they want to promote the "we win u play" deal (however tonight could have changed all that)
I disagree. He's playing, means he is fit enough. You have more goons, more hits in AHL since players are trying to win a spot with big teams. If he can play, he can play.
If he's cleared to play in one league, he's cleared to play in every league
Are you not able to comprehend English language or something? Yeah he is medically cleared to play. That does not mean he is playing up to the ability that he used to be at. There has been articles done on him by people who watch every Marlies games explaining how he is not close to being where he was. Eakins has even said in interviews that he is trying to get Gardiner to play well but he just isn't.