|Scott Glennie (Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)|
“We have a lot of prospects moving up, and we want to allow them the chance to play,” Nill told the Dallas Morning News. “This will be good for Scott in that he can go someplace else and get a fresh start.”
Glennie was teetering on not getting a contract last season but picked up his play to end the 2013-14 season and was a key contributor to his line with Chris Mueller and Dustin Jeffrey in the playoffs.
Glennie can contribute at the AHL level and does not qualify as a veteran yet under the AHL veteran rule. AHL teams, of course, are limited on the number of veterans who can play in the lineup any given night.
Injuries plagued Glennie's career with Texas. He missed the start of several seasons due to injuries sustained during training camp or early in the the preseason. Whispers of poor conditioning constantly swirled around the high draft pick. Ultimately, he was unable to live up to the lofty expectations placed on him with the #8 overall pick in 2009.
Glennie will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. Glennie's agent confirmed they are talking to KHL teams but also that NHL free agency is an unknown, which could bring surprises. Glennie could stay in North America within the AHL, whether AHL only or NHL two-way.