Report: Giguere would rather retire than be a backup

According to the Los Angeles Daily News, Anaheim goalie J-S Giguere would rather call it a career than be a backup in the NHL.

Giguere hasn’t played since Oct. 24 with a strained groin and in the meantime, Jonas Hiller has grabbed the No. 1 role with his great play. In 13 games this season, Hiller has a 2.76 GAA and .919 SP, though the Ducks sit 13th in the West.

“I’d rather retire than be a backup goalie,” Giguere told the newspaper. “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.

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“I want to play; that’s when I have fun. Right now, this is not fun.”

Giguere has a $6 million cap hit for this season and next, so it’s unlikely Anaheim GM Bob Murray will keep both netminders.