Carolina Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell says goalie Scott Darling is taking a personal leave of absence.

Since signing a four-year contract with the Hurricanes in 2017, Darling has struggled. This season, Darling has appeared in just eight games with the Hurricanes, going 2-4-2 with a 3.33 GAA and an .884 save percentage. He was waived in November and assigned to the AHL's Charlotte Checkers. Darling's struggles have continued there as well, registering a 3.40 GAA and an .882 save percentage with a 5-6-2 record.