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December 4, 2019 12:08 AM
Golden Knights' Garret Sparks: Back to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks was reassigned to AHL Chicago on Tuesday.

Once again, Sparks didn't appear in a game while with the Golden Knights on an emergency basis. It's safe to assume that if Marc-Andre Fleury (personal) hasn't returned to the team in time for Thursday's game against the Islanders, Sparks would be called up again.

December 2, 2019 02:36 PM
Golden Knights' Garret Sparks: Promoted to NHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks was recalled on an emergency basis from AHL Chicago on Sunday.

With Marc-Andre Fleury (personal) potentially missing a game or two this week, Sparks was called up on an emergency basis. If Fleury can't go, Malcolm Subban will likely draw the start with Sparks backing up. However, the Golden Knights have a back-to-back scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. The 26-year-old owns a .924 save percentage and 2.50 GAA at the AHL level this season.

November 30, 2019 10:32 AM
Golden Knights' Garret Sparks: Returning to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks was sent down to AHL Chicago on Friday.

Sparks was up with the big club on an emergency basis while Marc-Andre Fleury was away from the team for personal reasons. Sparks' return to AHL Chicago suggests Fleury's return to the Golden Knights is likely imminent. Sparks did not appear in a contest during this stint with the big club.

November 26, 2019 05:16 PM
Golden Knights' Garret Sparks: Brought up on emergency condition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Golden Knights recalled Sparks from AHL Chicago on an emergency basis Tuesday.

The emergency condition of this report signals that either Marc-Andre Fleury or Malcolm Subban has an affliction that will keep them out of Wednesday's game against the Predators. Sparks isn't in line for NHL action during this stint unless the aforementioned issue turns out to be long term.

November 3, 2019 12:16 PM
Golden Knights' Garret Sparks: Sent to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Golden Knights re-assigned Sparks to AHL Chicago on Sunday.

Sparks was called up Friday on an emergency basis after Marc-Andre Fleury was reportedly having a battle with the flu. As evidenced by this news, Fleury seems to be progressing from the illness, and Sparks is no longer necessary with Malcolm Subban also healthy.

November 2, 2019 12:40 AM
Golden Knights' Garret Sparks: Up with big club on emergency basis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks was recalled from AHL Chicago on an emergency basis Friday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

Sparks' recall may just be precautionary after Marc-Andre Fleury missed practice Friday, which was described as a maintenance day. Malcolm Subban (lower body) was at practice, but he hasn't played since Oct. 10, which was his only appearance this season. More clarity on the situation should come ahead of Saturday's game versus the Jets.

October 28, 2019 02:40 PM
Golden Knights' Garret Sparks: Shipped to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Golden Knights assigned Sparks to AHL Chicago on Monday.

Depending on Malcolm Subban's (lower body) health, Sparks could return to the big club for Thursday's game against the Canadiens. In the meantime, he figures to get minor-league work with Chicago, who plays back-to-back games against AHL Tucson on Tuesday and Wednesday.

October 25, 2019 10:48 PM
Golden Knights' Garret Sparks: Needed in relief Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks stopped 12 of 14 shots after replacing Marc-Andre Fleury midway through the second period in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Avalanche.

The second goal was the product of some bad luck, as the puck caromed in off Sparks' skate on a Matt Calvert centering attempt from behind the net, but the Knights' backup netminder also didn't do much to change the momentum of the game. It was his first action since being called up to replace Oscar Dansk on the NHL roster, and Vegas will likely continue to limit Sparks' opportunities as much as possible behind Fleury.

October 23, 2019 05:16 PM
Golden Knights' Garret Sparks: Summoned by parent club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Golden Knights recalled Sparks from AHL Chicago on Wednesday.

Oscar Dansk was sent to the minors in a corresponding move, so Sparks will take over as Marc-Andre Fleury's backup until Malcolm Subban (lower body) is cleared to return. The 26-year-old has posted a 2.18 GAA and .931 save percentage in four AHL appearances this season.

September 17, 2019 01:40 PM
Golden Knights' Garret Sparks: In goal Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks will get the starting nod for Tuesday's preseason matchup with Colorado, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

Sparks was was already facing an uphill battle to unseat Malcolm Subban as the No. 2 in Vegas, but the fact that Subban put together a solid .933 save percentage in the first preseason game won't make things any easier for Sparks. Still, the 26-year-old will likely be in the mix until the closing days of camp to see who gets to start the season in the NHL.

July 23, 2019 09:16 PM
Golden Knights' Garret Sparks: Shipped to Vegas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks was traded to the Golden Knights from Toronto in exchange for a 2020 fourth-round pick and David Clarkson on Tuesday.

Sparks faced an uphill battle for playing time with the Leafs, as he was stuck behind stalwart Frederik Andersen. He'll head to the desert, where he likely won't see many starts with veteran Marc-Andre Fleury there, but could be the goaltender of the future along side Malcolm Subban. Sparks is 14-18-2 in 37 career games in the NHL to go along with a 3.09 GAA and .898 save percentage.

April 10, 2019 12:24 PM
Maple Leafs' Garret Sparks: Will travel with Buds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks -- on hand with Michael Hutchinson away for personal reasons -- will accompany the team in traveling to Boston ahead of Game 1 against the Bruins on Thursday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

Sparks practiced Wednesday and is shaping up to be the primary backup behind Frederik Andersen for the playoff opener. Of course, insurance netminders don't hold much weight in fantasy playoff formats, so we'd only consider using a spot on Sparks if he ends up sustaining an injury or encounters a related issue.

April 10, 2019 11:24 AM
Maple Leafs' Garret Sparks: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks, who had been away from the team in order to work with goalie coaches, joined the Maple Leafs for practice Wednesday on the eve of Game 1 against the Bruins, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

Barring an injury, we don't expect the Maple Leafs to turn to any goalie other than Frederik Andersen in the postseason, but every team needs insurance in net, and Michael Hutchinson is currently away from the team due to personal reasons. Sparks has struggled mightily this calendar year, with the American backstop posting a 2-7-0 record 3.30 GAA and .899 save percentage over 10 games. He's been working extensively with the goalie coaches to refine his game, and a few dominos need to fall in order for him be a fantasy option for the postseason.

April 5, 2019 01:20 PM
Maple Leafs' Garret Sparks: Spending time with goalie coaches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks (coach's decision) won't be available and will spend the next 10 days with the goalie coaches, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.

Sparks' locker was cleaned out Friday morning in the wake of the Leafs recalling Michael Hutchinson from AHL Toronto, leaving many to speculate about the Leafs' goalie situation. The Illinois native has found himself in a slump to end the regular season -- in his last six appearances, Sparks went 1-4-0, giving up 17 goals while posting a 3.30 GAA and .902 save percentage. In Sparks' absence, Hutchinson will be the backup behind Frederik Andersen.

April 3, 2019 01:01 AM
Maple Leafs' Garret Sparks: Falls to 'Canes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks stopped 33 of 36 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes.

The Buds' playoff fate is now sealed -- they'll head to Boston to open the first round of the playoffs. With nothing left to play for in the standings, and Frederik Andersen having carried a heavy workload this season, expect Sparks to get the nod in one of Toronto's remaining two games.

April 2, 2019 11:48 AM
Maple Leafs' Garret Sparks: Facing desperate Carolina team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks will start in goal Tuesday evening versus the visiting Hurricanes, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.

Toronto's No. 2 netminder will scratch up the blue paint for the 20th time this season, fielding shots from a Carolina club with a tenuous grip on a wild-card spot within the Eastern Conference. Sparks will bring his 8-8-1 record, 3.15 GAA and .901 save percentage into the home clash against the league's most shot-happy team -- albeit one that only ranks 16th in the NHL in road scoring (2.79 GPG).

March 31, 2019 12:28 AM
Maple Leafs' Garret Sparks: Big saves elude him
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks made 18 saves in a 4-2 loss to Ottawa on Saturday night.

His teammates fought back after Sparks put them down 2-0 with two five-hole goals. But he couldn't stop the Senators in the third. Sparks just couldn't make the big saves, unlike Craig Anderson at the other end, who made 42 of them. Sparks might get more game time to rest Frederik Andersen, but that doesn't mean he should get it from you.

March 29, 2019 12:08 PM
Maple Leafs' Garret Sparks: In goal Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks will get the starting nod for Saturday's road clash with Ottawa, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.

Sparks has struggled down the stretch, as he is 1-4-0 in his last six outings, along with a 3.88 GAA and .890 save percentage. The Illinois native could make one or two more appearances in the crease before the playoffs in order to give Frederik Andersen some extra rest, especially if (when) the Leafs' chances of securing the No. 2 spot in the Atlantic Division evaporate.

March 21, 2019 05:04 AM
Maple Leafs' Garret Sparks: Grabs win in Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks turned aside 22 of 24 shots in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Sabres.

It's his first victory since Feb. 2. Sparks has been seeing more work than usual lately due to Frederik Andersen's stumbles, but his 4.05 GAA and .889 save percentage in his last five outings don't inspire much confidence should he keep getting the call.

March 21, 2019 04:56 AM
Maple Leafs' Garret Sparks: Gets starting nod Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sparks will be between the pipes for Wednesday's road tilt versus Buffalo, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.

Sparks gets the second game of the Leafs' back-to-back after Frederik Andersen started versus Nashville on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Sparks has seen action in just 17 contests this year, in which he is 7-7-1 with one shutout, a 3.24 GAA and a .902 save percentage. Toronto has one remaining back-to-back on the schedule, so the Illinois native may only get one more look in the crease in 2018-19.

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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPWLOTLMINSGASOGAASSPCTAPIM
2019-20LV100027204.44120.8600
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Total3814182210710923.109530.9000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/201
Birthdate:
6/28/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Elmhurst, IL
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Vegas Golden Knights
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