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April 4, 2013 | 11:55am ET
Flames didn't want to deal Glencross

A number of teams called about him, but the Calgary Flames were not prepared to part ways with left wing Curtis Glencross.

According to Flames GM Jay Feaster, around 25 teams called about Glencross' availability in the days leading up to the trade deadline.

Glencross is believed to be one of Feaster's untouchables, though he reportedly came close to one deal, but it never materialized.

"It's a small list (of untouchables)," Feaster told reporters yesterday after the deadline. "We've made a decision that we need to go in a different direction. Every guy's in a different situation, in terms of what their contracts look like, how much money is on the contract, how term is left . . . but clearly that list of guys that we wouldn't consider (trading), it was shorter than in years past."

The Flames had calls on several players, but only completed one trade that saw forward Blake Comeau head to Columbus in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick.

In the week leading up to the deadline, the Flames dealt captain Jarome Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins and traded defenseman Jay Bouwmeester to the St. Louis Blues.

"I thought that there were some things that we put out there, some players that we put out there, that I thought might be attractive, depending on how things went down for some other teams," Feaster explained.

According to one source close to the organization, the Flames had come close to trading defenseman Cory Sarich, but the deal fell through late Tuesday evening and never truly got back on track.

Teams had also called about blueliner Mark Giordano, another presumed "untouchable," and wingers Lee Stempniak and Alex Tanguay.

The Flames were also close to trading goalie Miikka Kiprusoff to the Toronto Maple Leafs, but the veteran goaltender notified the team that he plans on playing out the year in Calgary and expects to retire after the season.

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