Not a ton of details right now, but we do know this — Scott Darling was hurt at the tail end of Chicago’s morning skate, and won’t be able to dress for this evening’s game against the Isles.
With Darling hurt, the ‘Hawks have recalled AHL Rockford goalie Jeff Glass, who will back up Corey Crawford.
Since we don’t know the severity of Darling’s upper-body injury, it’s too early to speculate how long he’ll be out for. Regardless, this is a loss. Darling has been terrific this season, arguably the NHL’s best backup, and is coming off a 36-save victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins on Wednesday night.
As for Glass, he’s had a decent campaign in Rockford — .910 save percentage, 2.62 GAA — and recently inked a two-year extension with Chicago, largely for expansion draft purposes.
Darling, a pending UFA, is expected to challenge for a No. 1 gig elsewhere next season.