It wasn’t a particularly surprising announcement, given the nature of reports describing Jonas Hiller’s progress this summer.
It was a big announcement, however, enough for Hiller to phone in from Switzerland this afternoon for a conference call with North American reporters: The Ducks’ All-Star goalie is fit to play.
“I see the puck well and everything,” he said. “I’m looking forward to being back playing as soon as possible.”
The health of Hiller, who was limited to three games after the All-Star break because of vertigo-like symptoms, was arguably the team’s biggest question mark with less than a month remaining before training camp.
Without actually donning pads and making saves, Hiller did his best Friday to relay the message that he’s going to be OK.
“I guess for the last month and a half when I’ve been skating, it’s been progressing almost day by day,” he said. “At some point, I got back to where I’m used to be.”
Plenty more from Hiller in tomorrow’s editions.