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Carolina Hurricanes Make Deal in the Middle of the Playoffs

Carolina Hurricanes Make Deal in the Middle of the Playoffs”

As long as they can reach a long-term deal with Darling, the worst of their third-round picks - 83rd overall, obtained from Ottawa for Viktor Stalberg at the trade deadline - is a small price to pay to potentially resolve a position that's been an issue for years. Carolina has to sign him before July 1st or he becomes a free agent but they will likely do that and allow either Cam Ward or Eddie Lack go for the pickings, either way, they just got a lot strong in net. "And when I've had a chance to play in consecutive games I feel like I've shown that I can do it". This season Darling jumped up to 32 games played earning himself a record of 18-5-5 with a 2.34 goals-against-average and a.924 save percentage, but this time managed two shutouts. Ward is set to earn $3.3 million, while Lack costs $2.75 million.

Scott Darling #33 of the Chicago Blackhawks follows the action against the Boston Bruins at the United Center on April 3, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

Darling created a bit of a buzz this season with his support of Blackhawks starter Corey Crawford. "We appreciate his contributions to the Blackhawks organization-including a Stanley Cup Championship team-and we wish him well as he continues his career in Carolina".

Darling was thrust into action in relief of Crawford during the opening round of Chicago's 2015 Stanley Cup run.

Now, it's up to Francis to sort out Carolina's goal crease.

Darling had a 39-17-9 record and 2.37 goals against average with a.923 save percentage in three seasons with the Blackhawks.

He flamed out in the low minors of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), but then got sober in the summer of 2011 and returned to the league and started his ascent. Carolina's other two third-round picks (their own and New Jersey's) will come before the Ottawa pick that now belongs to Chicago. While he has an answer, Francis prefers to remain mum until Darling is signed - or not signed.

In his season-ending press conference, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis stated that he meant to make goaltending a high priority in the off-season, and it didn't take long for that to come to fruition.

Darling's NHL career began when he was selected in the sixth round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. The Hurricanes have finished higher than 25th just once in the past five years.



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