The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Thursday that the club is putting goalie Scott Darling and forward Valentin Zykov on waivers with the intent to assign them to the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers. All 30 NHL teams will now have the opportunity to put in a waiver claim on the two players.
Darling has never lived up to the high expectations that were placed on him and in the final game of Carolina’s preseason schedule, Darling suffered a lower-body injury which kept him out for a month.
After being in and out of the lineup through the first month of the season, Valentin Zykov was assigned to the Checkers on a conditioning stint in November. He had just three assists in 13 games with the Hurricanes this season after recording seven points in ten games with the club last season. He was signed to a two-year, one-way contract extension over the summer.
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