Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles with Ned Lukacevic for Denis Gauthier and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (later traded to Minnesota Minnesota selected Jason Zucker) in 2010 Entry Draft, July 1, 2008. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to shoulder injury. Traded to Nashville by Philadelphia for future considerations, September 18, 2009.
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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