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Less than two weeks after he was waived and sent to the AHL, Curtis McElhinney’s injury has necessitated Scott Darling’s return to Raleigh.

Jamie Kellner

Turns out Scott Darling’s AHL stint was a quick one. Less than two weeks after he was waived and reassigned to the Charlotte Checkers, the Canes announced they have recalled Darling Sunday.

The injury to Curtis McElhinney and reassignment of Alex Nedeljkovic left Carolina needing a goalie to pair with Petr Mrazek, who has put up two strong performances since returning from injury.

After he put up a 2-4-1 record with a 3.14 goals-against average and .892 save percentage to start the season at the NHL level, the Canes placed Darling on waivers and sent him to the Checkers. Darling, who also played a conditioning stint after suffering a groin injury, has a 3-1-0 record with a 2.35 GAA and .911 save percentage in Charlotte.

With the Canes facing a back-to-back this weekend (at Montreal, vs. Washington) after hosting Toronto Tuesday night, it seems likely Darling will get a shot at game action unless McElhinney is ready to go by the weekend.

The release from the team is below.

CANES RECALL DARLING FROM CHARLOTTE

Goaltender appeared in five games with the Checkers

Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled goaltender Scott Darling from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Darling, 29, has posted a 2-4-1 record with a 3.14 goals-against average and a .892 save percentage in seven games with the Hurricanes this season. The Newport News, Va., native has earned a 15-25-8 record with a 3.17 goals-against average and .889 save percentage since being acquired by the Hurricanes from the Chicago Blackhawks on April 29, 2017. Darling appeared in five games with the Checkers (AHL) this season, posting a 3-1-0 record with a 2.35 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage.