Scott Darling Reassigned to Cincinnati

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Scott Darling hasn’t played since 1/12/14 vs. Lake Erie due to an injury he sustained during team practice. (Photo Credit Scott Paulus)

Before tonight’s game against the Iowa Wild we have a roster move in play. The Milwaukee Admirals have reassigned Scott Darling to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.

Darling hasn’t played since 1/12/14 vs. Lake Erie due to a lower-body injury he sustained during team practice. He has been one of the better surprises this season. In December he earned the CCM/AHL Goalie of the Month and a weekly honor as the CCM/AHL’s Player of the Week. This season with the Admirals he has played in 15 games, won 8 games, picked up 3 shutouts, has a 2.18 GAA, and a 0.930 SV%.

I’ll certainly ask later tonight to see what this move is all about, but I have the feeling it is the equivalent to a rehab stint for Darling – who began his season in Cincinnati. He has been out of the lineup for a month with a lower-body injury and could use games in net to be properly brought up to speed. There isn’t any other news regarding Hannu Toivonen being released from his PTO – so I think it is safe to assume that Magnus Hellberg isn’t ready to return either – nor impacting the team’s decision to send Darling down.

UPDATE: Darling returned to game action tonight and came away with a 35 save shootout win (also stopping 5-7 in the shootout):

 

If this is simply a matter of logging games before returning to Milwaukee – how long do you think it should take before we see Darling in an Admirals jersey?

6 thoughts on “Scott Darling Reassigned to Cincinnati”

  1. Randall: That’s precisely why he was reassigned to Cincinnati – in my opinion. Mazanec has started in every single game since Hellberg went down. Cincinnati plays today and tomorrow. It’s no given that he goes down and plays instantly but I would be shocked if he wasn’t ready to play they’d have sent him down to a less club to condition off and on ice. Should he play either tonight or tomorrow… there’s the slightest of chances we could see him up for Sunday (if he plays and plays well).

  2. Looks like Scotty had a strong return to action with Cincy last night. Hope to see him back with the Ads ASAP. I can’t put my finger on it but this guy just seems to win games and can steal the close ones.

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