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Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller suffers appendicitis attack

Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller suffered an appendicitis attack while at a goaltending camp in his...

Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller suffered an appendicitis attack while at a goaltending camp in his home country. The Flames expect him to be ready in time for training camp. (REUTERS)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:22 PM ET

Calgary Flames netminder Jonas Hiller is expected to make a speedy recovery after suffering what Swiss Hockey News described as an ‘appendicitis attack’ Thursday during a goaltending camp in his home country.

The Flames confirmed that Hiller required a minor procedure, but he’s expected to be full-go for training camp in September.

Hiller, 32, signed a two-year, US$9-million pact with the Flames on Canada Day.

Hiller spent the past seven campaigns with the Anaheim Ducks, posting a 162-110-32-21 record with a 2.51 goals-against average and .916 save percentage in 326 regular-season appearances. He was also the go-to goalie for Team Switzerland at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

Hiller will battle Karri Ramo for the Flames starting job in the ’14-15 season.


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