Giguere out until Monday because of family concerns

Updated: April 6, 2007, 4:39 PM ET
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Anaheim Mighty Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere will remain in Southern California this weekend to be with his family.

Giguere and his wife, Kristen, are dealing with a non-life-threatening medical condition involving their newborn son, Maxime Olivier. The goalie is expected to rejoin the team Monday.

Jean-Sebastian Giguere
Giguere

"J.S. and his wife, Kristen, are dealing with an issue of much greater importance than hockey games," Ducks general manager Brian Burke said in a statement. "Our entire organization supports them during this difficult time and asks that their privacy be respected."

The Ducks entered the weekend with 107 points and were the No. 2 seed in the West, four points behind the Detroit Red Wings.

Giguere is having one of his finest season's as a professional. His 36-10 record is the best of his career, and his 2.26 goals against average is his lowest since the 2001-02 season.