According to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, if Darling clears waivers, he will report to the team’s AHL affiliate in Charlotte.
It’s been rough sailing for Darling ever since he signed a four year deal with the Hurricanes prior to last season. In seven games this season, Darling has a 2-4-1 record and a 3.14 goals against average, and he has been consistently outplayed by Curtis McElhinney and Petr Mrazek.
Darling is in the second year of a deal that is paying him an average of $4.15 million per season. If he is sent to the AHL, he will still count for a little over $3 million against Carolina’s salary cap number, but that shouldn’t be a problem, as the team has the lowest payroll in the NHL this season.