Missed majority of 2001-02 due to jaw injury vs. NY Rangers, November 3, 2001. Traded to Ottawa by Florida for Simon Lajeunesse, March 4, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 2, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Houston (AHL), February 19, 2005.
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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