The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Thursday that the club is putting goalie Scott Darling and forward Valentin Zykov on waivers with the intent to assign them to the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers.
All 30 NHL teams will now have the opportunity to put in a waiver claim on the two players.
Since having his rights traded to the Hurricanes in April of 2017, Darling has never lived up to the high expectations that were placed on him. He never became the starting goalie that the team needed and failed to form any sense of consistency. He has still yet to win consecutive starts with the Hurricanes.
After a well-documented offseason which saw him stay in Raleigh, set up his life in the area, and train with team strength and conditioning coach Bill Burniston, it looked like Darling might have finally been on track and ready to bounce back. Then, in the final game of Carolina’s preseason schedule, Darling suffered a lower-body injury which kept him out for a month.