Ducks reassign G Justin Pogge, clearing way for Giguere’s return from injury

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks have reassigned goalie Justin Pogge to the minors, clearing the way for Jean-Sebastien Giguere’s return.

Giguere hasn’t played since Oct. 24 while resting a groin injury. Before Giguere was hurt, the former playoff MVP was 0-2-1 with a 3.65 goals-against average while sharing starts with Jonas Hiller, who took the Ducks’ starting job last season from Giguere, the topic of numerous trade rumours.

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Pogge is headed back to Bakersfield of the ECHL. He didn’t play for the Ducks during his latest stint in Anaheim, sitting for two weeks behind Hiller.

The last-place Ducks open a four-game East Coast road trip at New Jersey on Wednesday night.