Latest on the Flames, Senators and Canadiens – July 18, 2014

Updates on Jonas Hiller, Curtis Glencross and Chris Neil, plus Canadiens player development coach Patrice Brisebois resigns. 

CALGARY SUN: New Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller suffered an appendicitis attack during a goaltending camp in Switzerland. He underwent a minor procedure and is expected to be fully recovered in time for Flames training camp in September.

No hometown discount for Curtis Glencross.

No hometown discount for Curtis Glencross.

NBC SPORTS: cites a recent radio interview with Flames forward Curtis Glencross in which he said contract extension talks with club could begin in August following the end of the arbitration period. Glencross is eligible to become a UFA next summer. While he wants to stay in Calgary, he won’t accept a hometown discount this time around.

SPECTOR’S NOTE:  Glencross is entering the final season of a four-year, $10.2 million deal. Despite his injury history Glencross is a hardworking performer with three 40-point seasons on his resume. If the Flames fail to re-sign him there will be plenty of suitors in next summer’s UFA market. As long as he doesn’t seek a ridiculously high raise the Flames will try to retain him. 

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Long-time Senators forward Chris Neil believes Chris Phillips would be the best choice to take over as Senators captain.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Given what’s happened to the last two Senators captains, it might not be a good idea for Phillips to take over the role. 

MONTREAL GAZETTE:  Patrice Brisebois has resigned as the Canadiens player development coach, citing family reasons.