The 2013-14 NHL season has not been kind to Curtis Glencross of the Calgary Flames.
Glencross first suffered a knee injury. Six games after returning from that, he had a high ankle sprain. With those injuries, he has missed a total of 37 games this season.
In all, Glencross has played 21 games. He has scored 6 goals and recorded 6 six assists for 12 points in that time. Glencross stated on his own prior to the Olympic Break but was unable to return. He had this to say prior to the break.
“It’s frustrating because you feel so helpless… You want to be in there playing. But instead you have to sit on the sidelines and just watch and there’s not much you can do about it.
“The guys are playing well right now and it’d be nice to help them as much as I can. It’s wearing, not just being in the gym every day but also mentally because your goal is being on the ice playing hockey. You don’t want to be a weightlifter in the gym.”
Glencross is a big part of the Flames lineup and it has obviously hurt them that he has been out for so long. Both parties are hoping that he can return to the lineup after the break. However, Glencross is still being cautious.
“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.”
Let’s hope the rest of season goes better for Glencross.