Gardiner (leg spasms) will participate in Saturday's matchup against the Penguins, Paul Hendrick of the Maple Leafs' official site reports.
Gardiner (spasms) didn't practice Friday and his status for Saturday's game against the Penguins is unclear, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Coach Mike Babcock relayed after Wednesday's game that Gardiner was suffering from muscle spasms in his leg and the training staff wouldn't allow him to return, Chris Johnston of Hockey Night in Canada reports.
Gardiner will not rejoin the action Wednesday against the Blue Jackets due to a lower-body injury.
Gardiner extended his point streak to five games Thursday, dishing out three helpers in a win over Dallas.
Gardiner had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to Columbus on Wednesday.
Gardiner scored his second goal of the season Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Capitals.
Gardiner will be paired with Nikita Zaitsev this season, reports the Toronto Sun.
Gardiner dished out helpers on the power play and at even strength Thursday in Nashville.
Gardiner dished out two assists Wednesday in a 5-2 win over Columbus.