Carrying three goaltenders on a hockey team’s roster is awkward.  Carrying four is unwieldy.  

Scott Darling joined Robert Mayer, Peter Delmas and Cedrick Desjardins when he was brought in from the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL November 16th on a professional tryout contract.

His size fueled the Bulldogs interest.   Darling is 6’6″ and 230 lbs.   The problem  has been he hasn’t  been  able to get that big body in front of the puck often enough to get consideration for an American Hockey League contract.   He was released Tuesday and presumably is on his way back to Wheeling.

Darling was in the Hamilton lineup twice as a backup and got into one game.

From Hamilton Bulldogs Communications-  

HAMILTON, ONT – Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the Club has released goaltender Scott Darling from his Professional Try-Out Contract which he signed on November 13th.  

Darling, 23, appeared in one game for the Bulldogs on November 14th against the Rochester Americans playing 24 minutes and 32 seconds while stopping all eight shots he faced.