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BLACKHAWKS CALL FOR DARLING, REASSIGN CARRUTH

Photos courtesy of Todd Reicher

Chicago, Ill. – The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled goaltender Scott Darling from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Additionally, the Blackhawks have reassigned goaltender Mac Carruth from the ECHL’s Indy Fuel to the IceHogs.

Darling, 25, picked up wins in his first two starts with the IceHogs over the weekend. The netminder earned his first win of the campaign in his IceHogs debut in Thursday’s 4-2 win over Adirondack, followed by a 34 save performance against Hamilton on Saturday, garnering a 2-1 win. Through the first two tilts, Darling shows a 1.44 goals against average and .948 save percentage.

The Lemont, Ill., native, earned a 13-6-2 record with six shutouts, a 2.00 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage in 26 games during the 2013-14 season with the Milwaukee Admirals. He was named the AHL’s Goaltender of the Month for December after finishing the month with a 6-1-0 record, two shutouts, a 1.12 GAA and a .964 save percentage.

Carruth, 22, has appeared in one game for Indy, stopping 20 of the 24 shots he faced in the Fuel’s 5-4 shootout loss in their home opener on Friday.

The Jackson, Wyoming native manned the pipes in seven games for the IceHogs in 2013-14, posting a 2-2-1 record with a 3.36 goals against average and .880 save percentage.

The second year pro also split time with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye and Florida Everblades last season. Carruth earned an 8-15-0 mark, with one shutout, a 3.36 GAA and a .898 save percentage in 25 appearances with Toledo. In seven games with Florida, he compiled a 2-4-1 record with a 3.45 GAA and a .874 save percentage. 

Next Home Game: Saturday, Oct. 25 vs. Chicago Wolves. Puck drop is 7 p.m. The IceHogs will kick off the next installment of the Illinois Lottery Cup when the Wolves visit the BMO Harris Bank Center. The first 5,000 fans through the gate will leave with an IceHogs magnetic schedule courtesy of T6 Broadband.