Glencross weighing options but ‘this could be the end’

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Curtis Glencross is healthy and just 32 years old, but after being released from two tryouts, he has to ask some hard questions about his future.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Glencross, per the Calgary Sun.

“I’m trusting that God’s plan for me and my family is bigger than what I can understand at this point. It’s definitely a setback and heartbreak for me knowing that this could be the end.”

He’s not sure if he wants to wait to see if an NHL opportunity comes his way or if he should head to Europe. Another possibility he’s mulling is looking for work in Calgary, where he’s spent most of his NHL career. He doesn’t think heading to the KHL or playing in the AHL are likely options for him though.

Glencross went into the summer seeking a multi-year deal that would come with an annually salary in excess of $4 million and under different circumstances, that might have happened. However, the salary cap’s raise for the 2015-16 campaign was modest and that contributed to teams being more conservative when dealing with free agents. In the end, quite a few veteran players found themselves still without a contract once September started.

Glencross has scored more than 20 goals twice in his career and is a veteran of 507 career games.