Giguere tweaked groin, will be re-evaluated Monday.

After tweaking his groin late in a 6-4 loss to Columbus on Saturday, Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere did not practice with teammates Sunday, but will try to avoid going on injured reserve.

Giguere will be re-evaluated Monday morning and could back up Jonas Hiller against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. If he’s unable to go, expect Justin Pogge to make the trip down from Bakersfield prior to game time.

“It’s kind of what happened earlier in the week when I hurt (my groin) before,” he said. “This made it worse.”

Giguere sustained the injury with 3:22 left in the third period trying unsuccessfully to stop a Fedor Tyutin shot from the blue line with 3:2 left in the third period. Giguere remained hunched over on the ice for about a minute before skating off on his own power. The goal proved to be the game-winner.

“I didn’t see the puck until the last second,” Giguere said. “When I saw it, I threw my leg out and my groin let go.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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