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Daniel Girardi | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
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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

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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

Daniel Girardi played in his 600th game on Sunday.

Girardi also became the 21st player to participate in at least 600 games with the New York Rangers. Since making his debut in the 2006-07 campaign, Girardi has emerged as a valuable all-around defenseman. He excels defensively and can contribute with the puck as well, although he's not great in standard leagues given that he's only once reached the 30-point mark. He has two goals and eight points in 31 contests this season.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 08:59:00 AM

Daniel Girardi scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over Edmonton on Sunday.

Girardi is known more for his defensive work, but he does chip in occasionally offensively. He has two goals and seven points in 28 contests in 2014-15.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Daniel Girardi returned to play on Saturday after he was hit by Evgeni Malkin.

Girardi said he was hurt in the shoulder and chest and that it was not a hit to the head as he returned to the game in the overtime after being injured at the 13:47 mark of the third period. "I feel OK," Girardi said. "You don’t see a guy coming it hurts a little, but he caught me in the chest, so that’s standard. You get hit a lot in the game." Girardi owners can breathe a sigh of relief.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:57:00 AM

Daniel Girardi has logged at least 30 minutes of ice time in three consecutive games.

Girardi has been leaned on heavily with Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) on the sidelines. The last defenseman to log at least 30 minutes in three straight contests was Brian Leetch in 2000. Leetch went on a run of eight games where he reached that mark.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 09:17:00 AM

Dan Girardi played 34:50 in the Rangers’ 1-0 shootout loss to the Jets on Saturday night.

We point Girardi out here because New York played literally the entire game with four defensemen, so it was quite the accomplishment to even earn a point. Kevin Klein (foot) and Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) both were knocked out in the first. Girardi also had four shots on goal and seven blocks. Marc Staal had 29:33 of ice time and two penalty minutes.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 11:56:00 PM

Daniel Girardi (leg) will be in the Rangers' lineup on Tuesday.

Girardi was questionable after blocking a shot on Sunday. He's a big part of the Rangers' defense, but he isn't a top blueliner from an offensive standpoint.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 12:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Carl Hagelin
4James Sheppard
5Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Jesper Fast
4Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Daniel Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Matt Hunwick
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cam Talbot