Sparks will make his NHL debut in net Monday against the Oilers, David Alter of the National Post reports. Sparks was recalled following news that James Reimer was dealing with an injury, and it now appears the Maple Leafs will give him a go in net. He posted a 1.90 GAA and .938 save percentage in 11 games with AHL Toronto, but will face a tougher task as the netminder for the Maple Leafs, who allow 2.70 goals per game on average. He'll take on Edmonton at home Monday.
The Maple Leafs have recalled Sparks from the Marlies, their minor-league affiliate. Top Leafs goalie James Reimer reportedly is dealing with an injury, and since an evening contest is scheduled Saturday against the Capitals, the team has brought on Sparks -- a seventh-round draft selection from 2011 -- to serve as the backup to Jonathan Bernier.
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