After a dramatic 2-1 shootout win against the Islanders, coach Joel Quenneville made the biggest news of the night for the Blackhawks.
Darling got hurt at end of morning skate, out three weeks. Upper-body. Q says it "could be" from a shot. #Blackhawks
— Brian Hedger (@BrianHedger) March 4, 2017
A number of reports postgame indicate it’s a hand injury for Darling.
Darling is 16-5-2 with a 2.13 goals against average and .931 save percentage this season, the final under his current contract. News that he could miss three weeks is significant because there are… five weeks left in the regular season.
Chicago recalled Jeff Glass before Friday night’s game. The Hawks are in Nashville on Saturday.
Chicago closes the 2016-17 regular season with 17 games in 31 days, but have only two back-to-backs down the stretch.