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Dan Girardi | Defenseman | #5

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 212
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Dan Girardi will play on Tuesday against the Sharks.
The veteran defender has posted four goals and 13 points along with 97 hits and 151 blocks in 57 games this season. Mar 28 - 9:24 PM

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Dan Girardi won't play in Sunday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Girardi (ankle) returned to the lineup last night, but he won't be suiting up tonight. It's unclear if Girardi re-injured himself on Saturday or if the Rangers just don't want him to play two games in two nights.
Mar 26 - 7:25 PM

Dan Girardi (ankle) will rejoin the Rangers on Saturday.

Girardi was sidelined for about a month. Now that he's healthy again, he's projected to play alongside Ryan McDonagh.
Mar 24 - 6:44 PM

Dan Girardi (ankle) will not play on Tuesday according to coach Alain Vigneault.

Girardi returned to action in the middle of February but was lost to the team again at the end of the month and the 10-14 day projection for a return has come and gone. He has 12 points in 56 games with a plus-eight rating and while he should be back by the end of the week, he did not skate on Saturday.
Source: NY Post
Mar 19 - 8:51 AM

Dan Girardi feels ready to return from his ankle injury.

Girardi still needs to be taken off the injured reserve list, but it looks like he will play on Friday. He added that he won't need to be eased in with limited playing time.
Mar 16 - 2:30 PM

Dan Girardi (ankle) is projected to be out for 10-14 days.

The Rangers obtained Brendan Smith from Detroit on Tuesday and he should be able to step as a replacement when he joins the team. Girardi has 12 points, 52 shots and a plus-8 rating in 56 games this year.
Feb 28 - 1:15 PM

Dan Girardi is back on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

He isn't expected to play on Tuesday night. Girardi sat out two games this month because of the ailment. Consider him day-to-day.
Feb 28 - 10:49 AM

Dan Girardi returned from an ankle injury and scored his fourth of the season Monday.

The defenseman had been out of action since Tuesday and scored shorthanded to tie the game at 1. He has 11 points this season with a plus-seven rating and while he is a solid defender, he does not have a lot of fantasy value in traditional pools.
Feb 13 - 10:53 PM

Dan Girardi will return to the lineup on Monday night from an ankle injury.

He declared himself good to go after skating in the morning with some teammates. Girardi missed two games after he blocked a shot against Anaheim.
Feb 13 - 3:49 PM

Dan Girardi (ankle) practiced with the team on Sunday ahead of Monday's game with Columbus.

Girardi missed the last two games with the ailment, but this is the second straight day he's hit the ice. He's still questionable for the game tomorrow, but he's certainly trending in the right direction. Stay tuned.
Feb 12 - 2:14 PM

The New York Rangers are hoping that Dan Girardi (ankle) will be able to practice Sunday.

Girardi skated on his own Saturday and has missed the last two games since blocking a shot from the stick of Ryan Getzlaf Tuesday. The Rangers play Columbus Monday and Girardi will be questionable for that one. He has 10 points, 87 hits and 132 blocked shots in 49 games this season. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Source: NY Post
Feb 12 - 9:35 AM

Dan Girardi (stitches in ankle) missed practice on Friday and is doubtful for Saturday's match with Colorado.

Girardi already missed Thursday's match with Nashville due to the ailment. Should he go on to miss Saturday's game, his next chance to play will be Monday against Columbus. Though given the Rangers' schedule, he may not return until Thursday's rivalry game with the Islanders. Consider him day-to-day for now regardless.
Feb 10 - 1:48 PM

Dan Girardi will miss Thursday's match against the Predators with a lower body injury suffered from blocking a shot in Tuesday's game with the Ducks.

Such is life for defenders who always put their bodies on the line. Girardi however has been rather durable in his career, only once missing more than two games in a season, which includes five seasons of playing all 82 games. Through 49 games this season he has posted 10 points with 87 hits and 132 blocks.
Feb 9 - 12:52 PM

With his 10th point collected in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Flames, Dan Girardi has reached the double-digit point mark for the 10th straight season.

Quite a remarkable feat for the defensive defender, who's seventh assist of the season helped him reach the mark. Still, he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Feb 5 - 5:10 PM

Dan Girardi has 123 blocked shots through 45 games this season.

That's good for fourth place in that category, behind only Erik Karlsson, Calvin de Haan, and Kris Russell. Girardi has never been a major contributor in many of the popular fantasy categories, but one thing he has done fairly consistently throughout his career is get in front of shots. In fact you'd have to go all the way back to 2008-09 to find the last season where Girardi didn't finish in the top-10 in blocks.
Jan 27 - 6:20 PM

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