Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour says injured goalie Scott Darling will miss a few weeks, resulting in Curtis McElhinney being claimed off waivers from Toronto.

General manager Don Waddell announced the waiver claim for McElhinney on Tuesday. Darling hurt his hamstring in the preseason finale against Nashville.

The 35-year-old McElhinney went 11-5-1 in 18 games for Toronto with a 2.15 goals-against average.

Ottawa Senators’ Drake Batherson tries to put the puck past Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Curtis McElhinney during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 in Luton, Ontario. (Geoff Robins/Canadian Press via AP)

McElhinney and new acquisition Petr Mrazek are available for the Hurricanes’ opener Thursday night against the New York Islanders.

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Source: The Associated Press