Calgary, AB, Canada (4E Sports) – Calgary Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller suffered from appendicitis attack while working out in Switzerland.
While it was unsure if he underwent surgery, multiple media reports said Hiller is “expected to make a speedy recovery”.
Initial reports from Switzerland said Hiller had the attack at a goalie camp in Verbier.
Hiller signed with the Flames on July 1 as a free agent. His two-year contract is reportedly worth $9 million.
The 32-year Hiller was 29-13-7 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .911 save percentage in 50 regular-season games for the Anaheim Ducks in 2013-14.
However, he lost his starting job during the Stanley Cup Playoffs when he was benched in favor of Frederik Andersen against the Dallas Stars.
He briefly regained the No. 1 spot because of an injury to Andersen but the Ducks turned to John Gibson during the second round against the Los Angeles Kings. The Ducks lost the series in seven games.
Hiller won at least 26 games in each of the past four full seasons for the Ducks.