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Hiller’s recovery from appendicitis should be quick

Jul 27, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller, of the Czech Republic, gets water after giving up a goal to Colorado Avalanche left wing Jamie McGinn in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Friday, March 14, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) AP

Jonas Hiller suffered an appendicitis attack in mid-July that resulted in him having a minor procedure.

Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving recently confirmed that this incident shouldn’t be a factor by the time training camp starts.

“The procedure nowadays … they can do it arthroscopically,” Flames GM Brad Treliving explained, per “They’re saying within nine to 12 days you’re up and back to normal.”

Hiller, 32, is getting ready for his comeback campaign after he fell out of favor with the Anaheim Ducks towards the end of the 2013-14 campaign and during the playoffs. Rookies Frederik Andersen and John Gibson both started in favor of Hiller at various points over the course of Anaheim’s 2014 postseason run.

After that, it was no surprise when Hiller left as an unrestricted free agent. He signed a two-year, $9 million contract with Calgary.

  1. patthehockeyfan - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    It isn’t PHT’s fault; but, I can’t wait to see Hiller in a Flames’ jersey.

    Go get ’em, Jonas! GWS and beat Boudreau & Anaheim!

  2. opattytheirishrover - Jul 27, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    My good friend Pat, what does “GWS” mean? And I hope the sun can find it’s way through the clouds in your California city and you enjoy the day, as I hope the rest of you hockey fans can enjoy the same.

    • patthehockeyfan - Jul 27, 2014 at 2:08 PM

      Wow! What a nice note! Thank you!

      GWS = Get Well Soon

  3. justanotherphillyfan - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    I’m getting a bit tired of this news about him.. Can’t they find anything better around him. Maybe some story that he’s excited to get started at a new club?

    1 at 12 people in the world will get this surgery sooner than later and they’re back on their feet within 3 days. Docs can do this surgery with their eyes closed and all news stories make it sound like it’s a real deal.

    You get pain in your stomach like crazy, if it hurts so bad that you can’t lift your left leg anymore you know you’re in trouble. If you hit the hospital you’re out before you know.

    • c9castine - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:37 PM

      the appendix leaking into my body, whatever that actually means, was the worst pain i have ever felt in my life.

      when i finally decided to go to the hospital, i was out like a light and being operated on in less than an hour.

      the next oh…2 days were a bit rough. kinda like getting stabbed in the gut with a small knife a couple times or something. few vicodins take care of that.

      back at work ( i do not sit in a chair for a living like some) 3 days later.

      this is like a bad bruise for a pro athlete. no sweat

  4. brymck1 - Jul 28, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    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.

    Guess I was spot on. Oh, and GM, it’s laparoscopic – arthroscopic deals with joints, not the abdominal cavity.

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