According to an exclusive report on Comcast SportNet Bay Area, San Jose Sharks captain Rob Blake will announce his retirement in the coming days.
The report indicated Blake is waiting until the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final to make it official and an official announcement is expected early next week. The Sharks declined comment on the report.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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