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 LOS ANGELES (AP) - The doctor who operated on the infant son of Anaheim Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere to correct a deformed right eye gave an encouraging assessment Wednesday.
``The surgery went extremely well and early signs are hopeful for a positive outcome,'' Dr. Steven Schwartz, the lead surgeon on the medical team, said in a statement.
The two-hour reconstructive surgery was performed Tuesday at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute. Schwartz is an associate professor of ophthalmology and chief of the institute's retina division.
Maxime Giguere was born April 4 with a deformed right eye, but his left eye is healthy. Giguere and his wife, Kristen, initially feared that their child would be completely blind.
``Oftentimes, people are given frightening medical news and feel hopeless. But this case illustrates that it is important to find expert pediatric eye care and get a second opinion,'' Schwartz said.
The 30-year-old Giguere played a key role in Anaheim's victory over Ottawa in the NHL finals, enabling the Ducks to become the first California team to win the Stanley Cup. Giguere, who earned $3.99 million this season, is an unrestricted free agent.

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