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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Flames' Curtis Glencross expected to return to lineup following break


By on 2/18/2014 04:00:00 PM

Flames forward Curtis Glencross, who has only played in 21 of a possible 58 games this season, is expected to return to Calgary's lineup following the Olympic break, according to the Calgary Herald.

Glencross has battled knee and ankle injuries all season long. He missed 15 games early on in the season after suffering a knee injury, and then missed another 21 games after sustaining a high ankle sprain.

The Flames are targeting a February 27th return for Glencross against the Los Angeles Kings, their first game back after the Olympic break. But Glencross, even though he feels healthy, does not want to rush back into action.

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In the past, we've had guys that have come back too early from an ankle sprain and ended up hurting it worse later on down the road . . . We don't want to force it into coming back early to jeopardize possibly hurting it long-term
Glencross did get a few skates in with his teammates before the break, and when NHL teams resume practicing on Wednesday, we'll know more about his availability.

The gritty forward has six goals and 12 points in 21 games this year, and will be a welcomed addition to the Flames bottom-six forward group when he returns.

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