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Gardiner time? Leafs’ d-man Kostka has broken finger

May 2, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

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Leafs defenseman Mike Kostka has a broken finger and is out indefinitely, opening the door for one or both of Jake Gardiner and/or Ryan O’Byrne to draw into Saturday’s lineup in Boston.

Kostka was minus-3 in last night’s 4-1 defeat at TD Garden.

Theoretically, the smooth-skating Gardiner could help a Leafs side that struggled to break out of its own end against the B’s; however, head coach Randy Carlyle has been hesitant to use the 22-year-old this season.

  1. tfaltin - May 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Kostka never should have been in there. Either Gardiner’s puck moving or O’Byrn’s toughness would have been better to have in the lineup.

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