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May 19, 2014 | 3:45pm ET
Hiller ready to move on from Ducks

Jonas Hiller didn't feel he was trusted as the Ducks' No. 1 goalie anymore and anticipates his career continuing elsewhere in the NHL next season.

Hiller is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1 and appears to be thinking about a future outside of Anaheim.

"There is probably a real good chance that I've played my last game with the Ducks," Hiller told the media earlier today, as quoted by the Ducks' website. "When I think about it, it makes me feel sad because I've had quite a few great years here, and it's always weird when something like that comes to an end. You're always hoping, but at the same time, you have to face reality.

"At the same time, I was fortunate to be with an organization like the Ducks for seven years. They helped me a lot to get where I am right now. It's going to be a new challenge, and I'm excited about that too."

Hiller, 32, started to see the writing on the wall during the regular-season and it became evident that the Ducks would be going in a different direction once the playoffs rolled around.

"I kind of felt like I wasn't trusted, and I didn't play big games against the good teams," Hiller said. "I felt like that trust was missing a little bit.

"I know I had a few games which were not my best, but I felt like at the same time, normally I always find a way to get back to the level where it needs to be. Those things happen, and it's the tough part of being a goalie."

Hiller indicated that his agent has been in talks with Ducks GM Bob Murray over "the last couple weeks," but "they made it sound that it probably won't be the case that I'll be back."

Several teams will be looking to bolster their goaltending position this off-season and will likely knock on Hiller's door once July 1 rolls around.

Hiller signed his four-year, $18 million contract with the Ducks on Jan. 30, 2010.

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