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Alexander Karpovtsev

Alexander Karpovtsev  #7

NUMBER: 7 BIRTHDATE: April 7, 1970
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 221 DRAFTED: QUE / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (158th overall)
Traded to NY Rangers by Quebec for Mike Hurlbut, September 7, 1993. Traded to Toronto by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 4th round choice (Mirko Murovic) in 1999 Entry Draft for Mathieu Schneider, October 14, 1998. Traded to Chicago by Toronto with Toronto's 4th round choice (Vladimir Gusev) in 2001 Entry Draft for Bryan McCabe, October 2, 2000. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to ankle (November 5, 2002 vs. Detroit) and cheekbone (February 20, 2003 vs. Phoenix) injuries. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to ankle injury vs. San Jose, November 26, 2003. Traded to NY Islanders by Chicago for NY Islanders' 4th round choice (Niklas Hjalmarsson) in 2005 Entry Draft, March 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 14, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Novosibirsk (Russia), August 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (Russia), November, 2004. Loaned to Novosibirsk (Russia) by Florida, December 8, 2005.
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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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