2014-15: Appeared in just 13 games during second season with New Jersey/tenth NHL campaign Missed final 69 contests Nov. 7-Apr. 11 as a result of a hit to the head Nov. 6 at St. Louis; was placed on Injured Reserve List Nov. 11 Tallied points in back-to-back games in first two games of campaign Oct. 9-11 (1g-1a-2pts); scored lone goal of season Oct. 11 at Florida.
Missed majority of 2007-08 due to knee injury at Columbus, October 27, 2007. Traded to NY Rangers by San Jose for NY Rangers' 2nd round choice (Gabryel Boudreau) in 2013 Entry Draft, Florida's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Pavel Laplante) in 2013 Entry Draft and NY Rangers' 5th round choice (Rourke Chartier) in 2014 Entry Draft, April 2, 2013. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 5, 2013. Missed majority of 2014-15 due to head injury at St. Louis, November 6, 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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