Darling, a 25-year-old Lemont, Ill. native returns to Cincinnati for the third time this season on assignment from the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals. Although he has spent the bulk of the year in the AHL, Darling seen action in four games for the Cyclones – going 3-1-0 with a 2.47 goals-against average. For Milwaukee, Darling has amassed an 8-4-1 record with a 2.41 goals-against average along with a career-high four shutouts.
Budish, Nashville’s second-round draft choice in 2009, will be appearing in the ECHL for the first time in his professional career. The 22-year-old Edina, Minn. native has posted nine points (3g-9a) in 39 games for the Admirals this season. A year ago, he made his pro debut with Milwaukee after completing a four-year stint at the University of Minnesota. A team captain of the Golden Gophers during his senior season, Budish finished college with 94 points (35g-59a), 104 penalty minutes and a +37 rating in 129 games. He enjoyed a career high 36 points (14g-22a) in 2012-13.