Hamonic has missed 12 games since sustaining a concussion Jan. 12 against the Dallas Stars.
The 23-year-old has one goal, eight assists and a minus-3 rating in 47 games. He is second on the team in average ice time at 24:57 per game and faces the third-toughest competition of any player on the team, according to BehindtheNet.ca's quality of competition chart.
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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