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Report: Giguere says he'd rather retire than be a backup

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TSN.ca Staff
11/10/2009 12:39:18 PM
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Anaheim Ducks goaltender J.S. Giguere has said he'd rather retire than be a backup goalie, according to the L.A. Daily News.

Giguere has now fully recovered from a strained groin he suffered on October 24, and the Montreal native will be joining the Ducks for their upcoming four-game road trip. The only issue? Jonas Hiller has started the last six games for the Ducks, and now it will essentially be up to the 32-year-old Giguere to earn back the No. 1 spot. If is unable to do that, Giguere is making himself pretty clear about his thoughts on the matter.

"I'd rather retire than be a backup goalie," Giguere said to the L.A. Daily News. "Something needs to happen. You get a guy like (Hiller) that's going to be a free agent at the end of the year and myself, making the money I'm making, either I'm leaving or he's leaving.

"I want to play; that's when I have fun. Right now, this is not fun."

Giguere is set to earn $13 million over the next two seasons, while the 27-year-old Hiller will make $1.3 million in the final year of his deal.

That means Giguere could be on his way out of Anaheim if general manager Bob Murray decides to make a trade and Giguere is willing to waive his no-trade clause.

Justin Pogge was assigned to Bakersfield of the ECHL to clear space for the returning veteran goaltender.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere (Photo: Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)
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