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Report: Ducks, Giguere still apart on new deal

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Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Unsigned goaltender , who backstopped the of Anaheim to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, will likely miss the start of the team's training camp, general manager Bryan Murray said in a published report. "The way the numbers are now, I'm not optimistic," Murray, whose club opens camp on Thursday, told the Orange County Register. "We all have great respect for Jiggy, but you have to do what's right for the organization and what's right for the player."

Giguere, a restricted free agent, made $900,000 last season and is seeking a significant raise on the heels of a spectacular playoff run that helped the Ducks advance to the Finals before losing to New Jersey. Giguere went 15-6 with a 1.62 goals-against average and five shutouts in the postseason and earned the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, despite not winning the Stanley Cup.

During the regular season, Giguere posted a 34-22-6 mark with a 2.30 GAA and eight blankings.

If Giguere and the Ducks remain at an impasse, backup netminder and prospect Ilja Bryzgalov would likely handle the duties in net.

Anaheim leading goal-scorer remains unsigned as well. The former Devil scored 34 times for the Ducks after being obtained from New Jersey last summer.

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