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Hiller undergoes minor procedure after appendicitis attack

Jul 17, 2014, 9:38 PM EDT

Jonas Hiller AP

While in Switzerland, getting ready for what he hopes will be his comeback campaign, Jonas Hiller suffered an appendicitis attack, as first reported by Le Nouvelliste’s Johan Tachet and the Swiss Hockey News.

It was initially unclear how serious the incident was, but he ended up only needing a minor procedure, according to the Calgary Sun’s Wes Gilbertson.

Hiller signed a two-year, $9 million contract with the Calgary Flames after falling out of favor in Anaheim during the 2013-14 campaign and wasn’t consistently used as the team’s starter in the playoffs.

“To be able to play at your best, you have to feel like people trust you and people want you there, which I didn’t really feel was the case (in Anaheim), especially in the second half of the season last year,” Hiller told the Calgary Sun. “It’s always tough to not doubt yourself if the coach doubts you and doesn’t really want to play you against the big teams.”

He’ll have plenty of opportunities to reaffirm his position as an NHL starter in Calgary.

  1. milkmemalkin - Jul 17, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Any news on Crosby?

    • bcsteele - Jul 17, 2014 at 10:34 PM

      Yes, they found out he does have a vagina…

      • wutangwild - Jul 18, 2014 at 12:31 PM

        Source: Pierre McGuire

  2. thailer35 - Jul 17, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Following out of favor, huh?

  3. rushledger - Jul 17, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Hahahahaha Crosby jokes how new and original. Amazing. Did I tell you that’s amazing? And original? Trolls get a job.

  4. patthehockeyfan - Jul 18, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    I’m hoping that Hiller gets well, and gets even better in time to face the Ducks. When he shuts them out, he can tell Boudreau to go puck himself. GWS, Jonas!

  5. jacketsfan7 - Jul 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    I’m wishing nothing but the best for this guy, I’ve always loved the way he plays and some of the saves he makes. While I’m upset he’s leaving Anaheim I can’t wait to see him have success in Calgary while Gibson and Andersen rock in Anaheim

  6. brymck1 - Jul 18, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Minor procedure = appendix removed, probably. Remember when that used to leave a 5-6 inch scar and an awesome “war wound” for your friends to admire? No more…they do it with two fine 1/2-3/4 inch incisions, one inside your belly button. It’s laparoscopic these days (which qualifies it as minor)…you get to go home in 4-5 hours.

    • patthehockeyfan - Jul 18, 2014 at 9:18 AM

      You’re not a doctor; but, you play one on PHT.

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