Darling of a deal for the Hawks and ’Canes
The Carolina Hurricanes acquired goalie Scott Darling from the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks will receive a thirdround pick in this summer’s draft from the deal announced Friday. Darling can become an unrestricted free agent July 1 and the Hurricanes have exclusive negotiating rights with him until then. Darling, 28, had a career-best 18 wins to go with a 2.38 goalsagainst average in 32 games, helping the Blackhawks post the best record in the Western Conference. His .924 save percentage tied for fourth among goalies with more than 25 starts.