27-Year-Old Goalie – Chicago Blackhawks
Scott Darling Contract Information:
Signed a two-year, two-way extension with the Blackhawks worth $1.175 million in February 2015.
Darling will start in goal and play the entirety of Wednesday's preseason matchup with Pittsburgh, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Darling put up some pretty impressive numbers in limited service in 2014-15 (14-8-2, 2.20 GAA, .927 save percentage) and was instrumental in the Blackhawks’ first-round series win over the Predators. He went 3-1 with a 2.21 GAA and a .936 save percentage before stumbling in Game 6 and turning the starting job back over to Corey Crawford. But it set the stage for the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup run, and Darling proved he could play big minutes under challenging situations. This season, the former University of Maine twinetender could be in line for 30 starts or more, given Crawford’s propensity for running hot and cold. He’s a great guy to stash away for those moments, and will make for a solid daily play almost any time he takes the ice. He’ll be one of the best backups in the NHL.