Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 17, 2006. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to knee injury vs. Phoenix, February 27, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Houston (AHL), October 5, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), November 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 1, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Straubing (Germany), July 12, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Solna (Sweden), February 27, 2014.
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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