Clitsome, the 271st pick in the 2004 Entry Draft, made his NHL debut last season by playing in 11 games, recording 1 goal, 3 points and 6 penalty minutes.
In 64 games for the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, Clitsome recorded 5 goals, 20 points and 42 penalty minutes. He has totals of 9 goals, 39 points and 105 penalty minutes in 137 career games for Syracuse.
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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