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Giguere awaits season debut for Avs on Thursday

Oct 9, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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Colorado Avalanche No. 1 goalie Semyon Varlamov has been absolutely fantastic so far this season, but his well-known backup Jean-Sebastien Giguere will get some action on Thursday, the Denver Post’s Adrian Dater reports.

Giguere, 36, will get a tough assignment in facing the Bruins in Boston tomorrow. He’ll kick off his third season with Colorado, which also counts as a contract year.

Varlamov, 25, will see his current deal expire next summer as well, so both Avalanche goalies have plenty to play for in 2013-14.

Giguere isn’t the star he was for some time in Anaheim, yet he’s served as more than a capable No. 2 in Colorado. He wasn’t as impressive in 2013 (.908 save percentage, 5-4-4 record) as he was in 2011-12, but he seemed to take on a leadership role of sorts for a wayward team. (His teammates probably weren’t crazy about the whole “spilling the beans on the Vegas trip” thing, though.)

“Jiggy” grew up idolizing new Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy, so it must be surreal to play for him.

  1. polegojim - Oct 9, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Gig’em Giggy.

  2. matt14gg - Oct 10, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Suddenly this is a really good game tonight. Avs are red hot coming into Boston and it’s been a long time since Patrick Roy’s been in the Garden. Gonna be fun tonight and I’m hoping he gets into it with Marchand or Claude tonight.

  3. avscup - Oct 10, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    I’m hoping Bordy makes his pugilistic debut for the season against Thornton. If the Avs play like they did in Toronto, we might pull it off. Take the body, finish your checks and be a PIA to play against tonight!

    Go Giggy, Go AVS.

    • avfanforlife - Oct 10, 2013 at 2:23 PM

      I actually thought our team played better in the first two games and seemed to be holding back against Toronto, maybe thinking about the Bruins game coming up. Could be Sacco era thinking there! Roy has hopefully gotten rid of all ot that. Either way, AV’s will be in it to win it! Final Score = 5-3 AV’s! Go Giggy!

  4. bricevjohnson - Oct 10, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    I like you Giggy, but no turtle speed tomorrow. Gotta keep our streak going man.

    • bricevjohnson - Oct 10, 2013 at 12:30 PM

      today*

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