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Dan Girardi | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
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Daniel Girardi blocked five shots on Saturday.
The blueliner was tied for sixth in the regular season with 182 blocks and is tied for second in the playoffs with 30, one behind the Flames Kris Russell. Girardi has three assists in seven games in the playoffs thus far. May 3 - 9:07 AM

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Daniel Girardi stopped five shots in the Rangers' 2-1 overtime win against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Girardi has an impressive 20 blocks over just four playoff contests. That's good for second place in the league behind Nashville's Roman Josi. Girardi finished tied for sixth in the league during the regular season with 184 blocks in 82 games.
Apr 23 - 10:19 AM

Dan Girardi recorded his second and third assists of the playoffs during the Rangers' 2-1 win over the Penguins on Monday night.

Girardi also contributed two shots, four hits, six blocks, including one big one as time was expiring, during his game-leading 26:06 of work. Giradi now owns 23 assists and 29 points in 92 career playoff games.
Apr 20 - 10:28 PM

Daniel Girardi (mouth) said that he will be in the Rangers lineup for Game 2.

Girardi was struck in the mouth by the puck during Game 1 Thursday and went to the dentist to make sure he did not lose any teeth. He did not and took part in practice Friday despite a jaw that was swollen a tad. "They just checked to make sure all the teeth were still there," Girardi said. "Everything is fine. I’m ready to go."
Source: NY Post
Apr 18 - 7:51 AM

Daniel Girardi (mouth) was able to take part in Friday's practice.

Girardi's jaw is a little swollen, but it sounds like he otherwise feels okay after being struck by the puck during Thursday's game. Look for him to remain in the lineup for Saturday's contest against the Penguins.
Apr 17 - 2:27 PM

Daniel Girardi was struck in the mouth by the puck during the Rangers' 2-1 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Girardi needed to see a dentist as a result, but beyond that not much was known about his condition following the game. It would certainly be a big loss for the Rangers if they lost Girardi, who ranked second on the team with 22:41 minutes of ice time per game in the regular season.
Apr 17 - 11:06 AM

Daniel Girardi took stitches to his right arm on Thursday.

Girardi blocked a Cody Ceci shot with half a period to go in the third and did not return. He is expected to play on Saturday but if he doesn't, you will know why. He has three goals and 18 points with a plus-11 rating this season.
Mar 28 - 9:48 AM

Dan Girardi scored the New York Rangers' only goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Red Wings in Detroit Wednesday night.

Girardi's goal tied the game at 1-1 at 17:02 of the first period but there was no more scoring in the game until Marek Zidlicky's overtime tally. Rangers gunner Rick Nash had seven shots on the Detroit net but finished the game with a minus-one.
Mar 4 - 10:56 PM

Updating a previous item, X-rays came back negative on Dan Girardi's injured right leg on Saturday.

Girardi didn't practice with the Rangers on Sunday, but head coach Alain Vigneault believes he will be able to play in Monday's game against Nashville.
Mar 1 - 2:28 PM

Dan Girardi is not taking part in New York's practice on Sunday.

Girardi blocked a shot in Saturday's game against Philadelphia but he continued playing. It's unclear if he is just taking a maintenance day or if he will be forced to miss some time because of the injury.
Mar 1 - 1:06 PM

Daniel Girardi took a shot off his leg on Saturday.

Girardi managed to finish the game and did not seek medical help but it remains to be seen if he is able to practice today. Stay tuned.
Mar 1 - 7:33 AM

Daniel Girardi had two assists in a 5-4 shootout loss on Thursday.

Girardi has two goals and 16 points in 56 contests in 2014-15. He's on a three-game point streak, but we would be surprised if his hot streak lasts much longer. He's a big part of the Rangers, but isn't particularly noteworthy from an offensive perspective.
Feb 20 - 7:49 AM

Daniel Girardi will play on Saturday despite missing practice Friday.

Girardi was given the practice off as he received a maintenance day. Girardi is third in points among Ranger defensemen but that is nothing to write home about as he has only two goals and 11 points.
Jan 31 - 8:49 AM

Daniel Girardi (ankle) will be able to play on Wednesday.

Girardi was a game-time decision after blocking a shot on Monday caused his ankle to swell. He's great defensively, but Girardi doesn't contribute enough offensively to make him worth owning in standard leagues.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Dan Girardi (ankle) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday due to a swollen ankle.

Girardi sustained the injury while blocking a shot on Monday. He has two goals and six assists in 34 contests this season.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 04:13:00 PM

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4James Sheppard
5Ryan Bourque
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RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
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D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
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5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Matt Hunwick
8Chris Summers
G1Henrik Lundqvist
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