Scott Darling
G FA
1 month ago

Darling will be bought out by Carolina once the league's buyout period arrives, David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period reports.

EDGE Analysis

Darling is reportedly aware of his team's intentions, and it should come as no surprise considering how poorly he's played since signing with Carolina back in May 2017. This past season, the 30-year-old netminder was demoted to the minors before ultimately deciding to step away from the game entirely in an attempt to regroup mentally. While it would appear likely that another team will give Darling a chance to earn a roster spot in training camp next season, teams will certainly want assurances from him that his head is in the right place before they commit any money or term to him.

Scott Darling
G FA
4 months ago

Darling (personal) will step away from AHL Charlotte indefinitely, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Darling has been in the minors since mid-December and it's certainly been a struggle. He's posted a .882 save percentage and 3.40 GAA alongside a 5-6-0 record. GM Don Waddell said that the 30-year-old would take some time off to mentally regroup. This should benefit him quite a bit and here's hoping he'll return healthier at the mental level.

Scott Darling
G FA
6 months ago

Darling stopped just 22 of 28 shots in a 6-1 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

This has truly been a forgettable season for the Hurricanes' former starting netminder. After clearing waivers and winding up at AHL Charlotte at the end of November, Darling was recalled for one game -- in which he allowed five goals in a 6-5 overtime loss to the Capitals on Dec. 14 -- and was promptly sent back down. Unfortunately, he has been no better with the Checkers, posting a 2-2-0 record, 3.42 GAA and .872 save percentage in his last five games. Looking ahead, unless there is an injury to either Petr Mrazek or Curtis McElhinney, it is highly unlikely you will see Darling back in the NHL anytime soon.

Scott Darling
G FA
6 months ago

Darling was dropped down to AHL Charlotte on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Darling's demotion means there might soon be good news regarding Curtis McElhinney's (lower body) health status. The 29-year-old owns an ugly .884 save percentage and 3.33 GAA this season.

Scott Darling
G FA
6 months ago

Darling will start Friday at home against Washington, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. The Hurricanes' netminder hasn't played since Nov. 24.

EDGE Analysis

Darling was recently recalled from AHL Charlotte, and Friday's start will be just his eighth of the season at the NHL level. The 29-year-old has posted a 3-1-0 record in five games with the Hurricanes' minor-league affiliate after being demoted earlier in the season. He faces a tough task in the Capitals who have won three straight and scored 14 goals over those three contests.

Scott Darling
G FA
7 months ago

The Hurricanes recalled Darling from AHL Charlotte on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Darling was brought up since Curtis McElhinney (lower body) was placed on injured reserve. He'll likely serve as a backup in Tuesday's game versus the Maple Leafs but may get a crack at the starter's crease when the Hurricanes play in back-to-back games Thursday and Friday.

Scott Darling
G FA
7 months ago

Darling is with AHL Charlotte having cleared waivers Friday, The Hockey News reports.

EDGE Analysis

While there are a few NHL teams that could use a goalie like Darling for depth purposes, the fact remains that he's making $4.15 million annually through the 2020-21 season, and that's simply too much money for a guy who has posted an .889 save percentage through 50 games with the Hurricanes. It's safe to drop Darling in fantasy leagues since he was unable to find any suitors and there's no telling how long he could be stuck in the AHL.

Scott Darling
G FA
7 months ago

Darling will be waived by the Hurricanes on Thursday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Darling's had his fair shake in Raleigh, but the goalie formerly with the Blackhawks posted a 15-25-8 record, 3.17 GAA and .889 save percentage over 47 starts and 50 total games with the Hurricanes. Darling is in the second year of a contract that pays him $4.15 million annually, and it's readily apparent that his production doesn't match the bankroll. It'll be interesting to see if the Flyers scoop up Darling after waiving Calvin Pickard and retooling their management team this week.

Scott Darling
G FA
7 months ago

Darling will patrol the crease as Saturday's road starter against the Islanders, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Curtis McElhinney has rattled off three straight wins and seems to have supplanted Darling as the No. 1 goalie for the Hurricanes, but Petr Mrazek -- who reportedly will serve as the backup to Darling in the upcoming contest -- is suddenly in the picture as well after overcoming a lower-body injury. At any rate, Darling will try to slow an Islanders team that sports an 8-1-0 record within the Metropolitan Division and sits just one point behind the Hurricanes in the standings.

Scott Darling
G FA
7 months ago

Darling served as the backup goaltender for the third straight game Friday against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Darling hasn't started a game since allowing four goals on 24 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Blue Jackets on Nov. 17. Since then, the Canes have won three in a row with Curtis McElhinney between the pipes, so Darling isn't likely to see another start for the foreseeable future. Make sure you downgrade him on your fantasy rosters accordingly.