Leafs place Bozak and Gardiner on IR; call up Froese

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed forward Tyler Bozak and defenseman Jake Gardiner on injured reserve, according to the Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle.

In a related transaction, the Leafs have called up forward Byron Froese from the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.

Bozak (lower body) was hurt last Friday in Columbus and hasn’t played since. Yesterday, he was reportedly close to returning.

Gardiner has an undisclosed injury. He last played Saturday in Pittsburgh. He missed Wednesday’s game in Buffalo.

Toronto plays in Montreal on Saturday.

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