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15:30  11 february  2019
15:30  11 february  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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The Carolina Hurricanes goalie Scott Darling has been granted a personal leave of absence , general manager Don Waddell said Feb. Darling ’s agent, Matt Keator, confirmed Sunday that the request for a leave of absence was made but provided no other information on Darling , saying, “It’s a personal

Carolina Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said that the goaltender, currently with the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL, has taken a “ personal leave of absence ,” and has asked for some time off through his agent, according to News & Observer’s Chip Alexander.

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Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Scott Darling is taking a personal leave of absence, general manager Don Wadell announced Sunday.

"He's obviously had a tough year on the ice and he needs, from a mental standpoint, needs to regroup basically," Wadell told Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer.

After struggling throughout the 2017-18 campaign, Darling has played just eight games for the Hurricanes this season, posting a 3.34 goals-against average and a .884 save percentage. He was placed on waivers Nov. 29 and has spent the majority of the campaign with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers.

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Carolina Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell says goalie Scott Darling is taking a personal leave of absence . Canes GM Don Waddell says goalie Scott Darling has taken a " personal leave of absence ." Waddell said Darling , through his agent, asked for time off.

Darling ( personal ) will step away from AHL Charlotte indefinitely, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports. Darling has been in the minors since mid-December and it's certainly been a struggle. He's posted a .882 save percentage and 3.40 GAA alongside a 5-6-0 record.

"He had a tough game the other night and his agent called me and said he would like to take a personal leave of absence and would we allow that to get his mind back together," Waddell said. "That night he got rocked for about five (goals) and before he had a shutout (in regulation) before we lost in overtime 1-0. So we gave him the leave of absence."

Waddell added there is no set timetable for the 30-year-old's return.

"I'll touch base with him," he said. "I told him to take a week and touch base with me in a week or so and we'll go from there."

Carolina acquired the rights to the 6-foot-5 netminder in 2017 after his impressive three-year run as the Chicago Blackhawks' backup goaltender. Darling signed a four-year, $16.6-million deal to be the Hurricanes' starting goalie a week later.

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