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Dan Girardi | Defenseman | #5

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
Contract: view contract details

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Dan Girardi doesn't feel he needs to enter the season with a "chip on his shoulder."
"I think I know myself," Girardi said. "I can play well. I’m not really worried about what you guys have to say, no offense. I know I can play well and be a factor." That's not the same as him being content with how things have gone though. Girardi said back in April that he didn't feel that he had the best of seasons, but he believes he can step up. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is also upbeat about Girardi's chances of bouncing back after seeing him over the summer in skates and workouts. Sep 24 - 6:35 AM

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The New York Rangers will reportedly not buy out Dan Girardi's contract.

The team has also not asked Girardi if he'd be willing to waive his no-trade clause, so while anything is still possible, it looks like he'll be back in 2016-17. Girardi is coming off of a rough season, but he was playing through a knee issue. Girardi's six-year, $33 million contract runs through 2019-20.
Source: NY Post
May 26 - 2:25 PM

Dan Girardi is confident that he can bounce back from his less than ideal 2015-16 campaign.

"One hundred percent I can be," Girardi said. "That’s why they signed me to a long-term deal. Obviously this year wasn’t the best for me and the whole team but I think I can be the player I was in the past. I’m using this summer to be ready and this is the turning point for me, I think." Girardi did play through a cracked knee, which he says is improving. He will have the summer to let it heal now.
Apr 27 - 10:24 AM

Dan Girardi said that he experienced concussion symptoms during Game 1 against Pittsburgh.

He was dealing with a concussion at the end of the regular season and then symptoms resurfaced. Girardi didn't return until Game 5 when the Penguins eliminated the Rangers.
Apr 26 - 4:42 PM

Dan Girardi will be on the Rangers' third pairing during Saturday's Game 5 against Pittsburgh.

The veteran defender, who hasn't played since Game 1, will pair with rookie Brady Skjei as the Rangers try to stave off elimination.
Apr 23 - 2:51 PM

Dan Girardi is on the ice Saturday afternoon ahead of Game 5 against Pittsburgh.

Girardi hasn't played since Game 1 due to an undisclosed injury. Coach Alain Vigneault has hinted at wanting to insert another righty into the lineup, but that won't necessarily be Girardi. Stat tuned.
Apr 23 - 2:44 PM

Dan Girardi (undisclosed) participated in Friday's practice.

That said, Girardi was part of the Rangers' extra pairing, suggesting that he will be scratched on Saturday. Take that will a grain of salt though as there's still a chance Girardi will be available for Game 5.
Apr 22 - 12:16 PM

Dan Girardi (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Game 4 on Thursday.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault isn't sure if Girardi will end up returning before the end of the first round series against Pittsburgh. Girardi participated in Game 1 on April 13, but hasn't played since.
Apr 21 - 12:19 PM

Dan Girardi (undisclosed) is still considered day-to-day.

Coach Alain Vigneault is unsure of the defenseman's status for Thursday's Game 4. Girardi has been sidelined since he was hurt in the playoff opener.
Apr 20 - 6:13 PM

Dan Girardi won't practice with the Rangers on Monday as he recovers from an undisclosed injury.

Girardi is still considered day-to-day. The Rangers called up Raphael Diaz on Sunday, implying that they don't expect Girardi to play on Tuesday in Game 3.
Apr 17 - 1:27 PM

Dan Girardi will miss Game 2 on Saturday with an undisclosed injury.

That announcement came after Girardi missed Friday's practice. Though nothing is set in stone, this will probably lead to Dylan McIlrath drawing into the lineup.
Apr 15 - 1:54 PM

Dan Girardi (upper body) skated on Monday in a regular practice jersey.

He is projected to be back in the lineup for Game 1 versus Pittsburgh. Girardi finished sixth in the league in blocked shots, with 195, and he picked up 17 points in 74 games.
Apr 11 - 2:09 PM

Dan Girardi (upper body injury) is expected to be back in time for the beginning of the playoffs, according to coach Alain Vigneault.

The veteran defender had another quality season for fantasy purposes. He posted 17 points with 168 hits and 195 blocks over 74 games this season.
Apr 9 - 3:28 PM

Dan Girardi (upper body) will probably be available for Game 1 of the first round.

Girardi will the Rangers' season finale on Saturday though. He has two goals and 17 points in 74 games this season.
Apr 8 - 1:23 PM

Dan Girardi (upper body) isn't expected to play on Thursday.

Girardi is day-to-day after sustaining the injury during Tuesday's contest against Tampa Bay. He might miss Saturday's season finale as well, but at this point the big question is if he'll be available for Game 1 of the first round.
Apr 7 - 11:47 AM

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