Season-ending hip surgery for Flames prospect Jon Gillies

AP

The Calgary Flames discussed unfortunate news on Thursday: goalie prospect Jon Gillies needs season-ending hip surgery.

(The window of recovery is placed at four-to-six months, to be more precise.)

Gillies, 21, seemed to aggravate a past hip issue during a play that Flames GM Brad Treliving described as seemingly “routine.”

The towering netminder is seemingly taking the situation as well as one could expect.

Considering Calgary’s big-club troubles in net, the Flames must hope this is a short-term pain, long-term gain situation.

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