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Sparks will start Thursday vs. the Red Wings. (FOR REAL THIS TIME)

Sparks stopped all 34 shots that he faced in the Maple Leafs shutout win over the Flyers on November 24th. Sparks has won four of his five starts this season, posting a 2.57 GAA, .924 SV% and one shutout. Tonight he will give Frederik Andersen a breather and face a Red Wings team that has lost five of their last seven (2-3-2).

Source: Kristen Shilton 12/6/18, 11:18 am EST

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Sparks will start Saturday vs. the Flyers.

Sparks made 38 saves on 39 shots in the Maple Leafs win in Anaheim on November 16th. Sparks has won three of his four starts this season, posting a 3.20 GAA and .906 SV%. Tonight he makes his fifth start of the season and will take on a Flyers team that has lost four of their last five, but won yesterday vs. New York.

Source: Dave McCarthy 11/24/18, 11:56 am EST

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Sparks is projected to start Friday in Anaheim.

Sparks allowed five goals on 34 shots in the Maple Leafs loss in Boston last Saturday. Sparks is 2-1-0 with a 4.00 GAA and .879 SV% in three starts this season, making him a risky option whenever he gets the nod. Tonight he faces a Ducks team that is 5-3-3 on home-ice this season.

Source: Lance Hornby 11/16/18, 9:37 am EST

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Sparks is expected tol start Saturday in Boston.

Sparks allowed one goal on 34 shots in the Maple Leafs win over the Kings on October 15th. Sparks will make his third start of the season tonight vs. the Bruins. He has gone 2-0-0 while allowing a combined seven goals on 65 shots (.892 SV%) in his first outings of the season. He'll take on a Bruins team that is 8-5-2 while rankings 22nd in goals per game (2.93) through 15 games.

Source: Dave McCarthy 11/10/18, 12:25 pm EST

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Sparks is in the starter's crease at the Maple Leafs morning skate.

Sparks allowed one goal on 34 shots in the Maple Leafs win over the Kings on October 15th. Sparks is expected to make his third start of the season tonight vs. the Devils. He has gone 2-0-0 while allowing a combined seven goals on 65 shots (.892 SV%) in his first outings of the season. He’ll take on a Devils team that has lost four of their last five games.

Source: Kristen Shilton 11/9/18, 10:36 am EST

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Sparks will start Monday vs. the Kings.

Sparks allowed six goals on 31 shots in the Maple Leafs overtime win over the Blackhawks on October 7th. Despite not having a back-to-back and Frederik Andersen winning three in a row, it looks like Sparks will face the Kings tonight. Los Angeles comes into Monday’s game averaging just 2.20 goals for per game—tied for 25th in the NHL.

Source: Kristen Shilton 10/15/18, 11:18 am EST

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Sparks is in the starter's crease at the Maple Leafs morning skate.

Sparks allowed six goals on 31 shots in the Maple Leafs overtime win over the Blackhawks on October 7th. Despite not having a back-to-back and Frederik Andersen winning three in a row, it looks like Sparks will face the Kings tonight. Los Angeles comes into Monday’s game averaging just 2.20 goals for per game—tied for 25th in the NHL.

Source: Kristen Shilton 10/15/18, 11:01 am EST

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Sparks will start Sunday in Chicago.

Sparks spent all of last season with the Toronto Marlies (AHL), going 31-9-1 with a 1.79 GAA and .936 SV%. It was a great year for the former seventh-round pick, who beat Curtis McElhinney out for the Maple Leafs’ backup job this fall. His first go-around in the NHL didn’t go so well (3.02 GAA / .893 SV%) but he seems to have upped his game since then.

Source: Paul Hendrick 10/7/18, 10:38 am EST

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Sparks has made the Maple Leafs roster as their backup netminder.

Sparks has won the backup job in Toronto, sending Curtis McElhinney to waivers. The 25-year-old had an outstanding season with the Toronto Marlies (AHL), going 31-9-1 with a 1.79 GAA, .936 SV% and six shutouts. The Maple Leafs like to lean heavily on Frederik Andersen, so Sparks likely won’t see more than 20 starts this season.

Source: James Mirtle 10/1/18, 12:29 pm EST

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The Maple Leafs signed Garret Sparks to a one-year, two-way deal.

Sparks, 23, played at three levels last year—21 AHL games, 17 NHL games and one ECHL game. During his time with the Maple Leafs he was 6-9-0 with a 3.02 GAA and .893 SV%, versus a strong 14-4-3 record, 2.33 GAA and .928 SV% in his time with the Marlies. With Jonathan Bernier in Anaheim and James Reimer in Florida, the door is wide-open for Sparks to be Frederik Andersen’s backup to start the 2016-17 season.

Source: James Mirtle 07/20/16, 8:16 am EST

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Sparks starts Saturday in New Jersey.

Sparks allowed five goals on 32 shots in the Maple Leafs loss vs. the Blue Jackets on Wednesday. Sparks has lost four straight starts while posting a 3.59 GAA and .875 SV%. Sparks has struggled since returning from injury and comes into play tonight with a 6-8-1 record, 2.95 GAA and .893 SV% in the first 16 games of his NHL career.

Source: Paul Hendrick 04/9/16, 6:22 am EST

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Sparks will start Wednesday vs. Columbus.

Sparks allowed three goals on 26 shots in the Maple Leafs loss to the Red Wings on Saturday. He has lost his last three starts, allowing three goals in each of those games and posting an .888 SV%. Tonight he faces the 31-40-8 Blue Jackets on home ice, where he is 5-3-1 with a 2.47 GAA and .910 SV% this season.

Source: Lance Hornby 04/6/16, 6:53 am EST

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