The Anaheim Ducks have jumped into the free-agent market with the signing of veteran defenseman Tony Lydman to a reported three year, $9 million deal. Lydman, 32, played with the Buffalo Sabres for the past five season. Last season he scored 4 goals and 16 assists in 67 games and was a plus-10.
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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