Jean-Sebastien Giguere said Friday that he’s recovered from the groin strain that relegated him to a backup role on Wednesday. Because the injury was unlike any he’s had before, Giguere said he had to consider going on injured reserve.
“I didn’t think it was that bad for me to miss two games like that, so I had to make a decision whether I was going to back up or not,” the goaltender said. “It’s too bad for (Justin) Pogge because he had a lot of traveling in one day.”
Carlyle said he has the option of starting either Giguere or Jonas Hiller against the Columbus Blue Jackets tomorrow. Giguere said he wasn’t 100 percent on Wednesday, “but I would have been able to do pretty much everything out there,” and reported that his symptoms have mostly subsided.
“I know tomorrow it’s going to be 100 percent,” he said.