As he reached his dressing room stall, Curtis Glencross was asked if he wanted to take a moment to catch his breath before talking to the media.

Not necessary, the Calgary Flames left winger replied.

“That’s the easiest day I’ve had in months,” Glencross said with a smile.

Considering how this season has gone — actually, the past 12 months — Glencross deserves to have reason to smile.

Having missed the last 29 games due to a high-ankle sprain suffered just before Christmas, he’s expected to be in the lineup when the Flames play host to the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday night.

“It’s gonna be good,” said Glencross.

“I’ve put in a lot of hours on the ice bag-skating and a lot of hours in the gym.

“It’s not the year I’ve wanted, injury-wise, I’ve only played 21 games this year, so I want to take these last games and make the best of them to take strides for next year.”

Glencross also missed 15 games early in the season due to a knee injury.

A different knee injury wiped out the last few games of the 2012-13 campaign, too.

“It’s great for Glennie. He’ll have a chance to get back. We want him to have a strong finish to the season,” said head coach Bob Hartley.

The Flames also expect to have right winger Kevin Westgarth in the lineup after missing the last five games due to a head injury suffered in a fight.

“I’ve been pretty lucky. That was the first time it’s ever happened to me in my career,” Westgarth said.

“I think it’s been a pretty good recovery, pretty minor for what it theoretically could have been.