Signed as a free agent by Detroit, May 10, 2008. Traded to Philadelpia by Detroit for Ole-Kristian Tollefsen and Philadelphia's 5th round choice (Mattias Backman) in 2011 Entry Draft, February 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 1, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring hip injury. Signed as a free agent by Zagreb (KHL), October 12, 2014. SIgned as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), February 13, 2015. Signed as a free agent by Riga (KHL), July 21, 2015.
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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