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Glencross contract update

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- Curtis Glencross is in the midst of a career season, notching 20 goals and 33 points in 61 games played. He's also in the midst of a contract year, becoming an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2010-11 season.

Given the winger's impressive performance this year, it was thought Glencross could be excellent trade bait if the team wanted to move in that direction.

"There was interest," acting general manager Jay Feaster said on Monday afternoon. "We obviously got phone calls about Curtis and so we did look at those things. We looked at the offers that were presented. But at the end of the day, there was nothing coming back that we felt was going to improve our hockey club more than having Curtis here."

At the moment, Feaster and Glencross' agent are trying to work out an extension

"We have been having some conversations with Curtis Glencross and his agent. We're not there yet as far as extending him."

Feaster admitted contract discussions have changed due to Glencross' additional offensive output this season but didn't feel it was a hindrance when it comes down to settling on a deal.

"Back when Curtis was a healthy scratch earlier in the season, we probably could have done a different deal than now that's scored 20 goals. I only hope he scores 20 goals in the month of March alone and he's the Conn Smythe winner. Then we're having a whole different conversation about him at the end of the season."

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