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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.

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