Missed remainder of 2005-06 due to wrist injury vs. Carolina, November 11, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 13, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 2, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Nottingham (Britain), September 24, 2012. Traded to Los Angeles. by Carolina with Carolina's 4th round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Kyle Platzer) in 2013 Entry Draft and Carolina's 6th round choice (Jake Marchment) in 2014 Entry Draft for Kevin Westgarth, January 13, 2013.
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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