Darling is dealing with an illness, but is expected to serve as the backup Tuesday against the Panthers, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Considering the Hawks have not made any sort of emergency call-up, they seem confident Darling will be healthy enough to sit on the bench Tuesday. When he has been in the crease, the 27-year-old has been stellar this year. In seven appearances, the netminder is undefeated in regulation with a 4-0-1 record and a .909 save percentage. If Darling is still feeling the effects at puck drop, the team could shy away from pulling starter Corey Crawford if the game goes sideways early.

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