Hurricanes send G Darling to AHL for conditioning stint

Hurricanes send G Darling to AHL for conditioning stint
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes have activated goalie Scott Darling from injured reserve and are sending him on a conditioning assignment in the minor leagues.

General manager Don Waddell said Monday that Darling will join the team's AHL affiliate in Charlotte. He's expected to start Wednesday at Utica.

The 29-year-old Darling suffered a lower body injury in the Hurricanes' preseason finale against Nashville on Sept. 30. In his absence, the team's goaltending pairing of Petr Mrazek and Curtis McElhinney have allowed 3.13 goals per game, ranking 18th in the NHL.