April 17, 2016
Goaltender Alex Stalock was part of the return in the trade with the San Jose Sharks which sent James Reimer to the Pacific Division. Stalock’s tenure with the Maple Leafs organization did not last long as he played just three games with the Marlies before being “sent home” earlier this week.
"To say we sent him home is a bad way to describe it,” Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe said on Saturday. “Obviously we signed Kasmir out of college, there's three goalies here knowing Garret Sparks was coming back. He's a guy with a young family, his wife and child are in a hotel and for him to essentially be the third or fourth goaltender, you know. There was a conversation between him and the organization that was in his best interest to just kind of get on with things and bring his family back."
Stalock has a 2.37 goals against average and .911 save percentage 62 career NHL games, all with the Sharks. Those numbers should be good enough to, at the very least, give the 28-year-old a chance to make an NHL roster in training camp next fall.