Head coach Alain Vigneault would not confirm that Girardi would play, but Girardi had no problem saying he will play. Bleeding in his leg has stopped so he feels good and ready to go tonight vs. the Devils.
Girardi (leg) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault did not shed any light on if Girardi would play tonight or not. He would only divulge that if Girardi can't play, that Mike Kostka would slide into the lineup. We probably won't hear if he will play until pre-game warmups.
Girardi (leg) is on the ice for the Rangers optional morning skate.
Girardi was considered questionable for tonight's game after getting stitches in his leg on Sunday. Head coach Alain Vigneault is expected to address the media shortly, so we will learn Girardi's status for tonight at that time.
Girardi (leg) is not on the ice for Rangers' practice on Monday.
Girardi left Sunday's game after taking a snapshot to the back of his leg. He had to get stitches to repair a cut on his leg and he is considered day-to-day. The Rangers will take on the Devils tomorrow and if Girardi is unable to go, he is expected to be replaced by Mike Kostka.
Girardi (lower-body) left Sunday's game and will not return.
Girardi was injured when he blocked a shot in the early in the third period. He played just one shift in the third and will not return. This would be a huge loss for a Rangers blueline that is already struggling in the early part of the season.
The Rangers have signed defenseman Dan Girardi to a six-year, $33 million US extension.
There were rumours swirling around Girardi and possibly being dealt before the trade deadline. Girardi has tallied four goals and 13 assists (17 points) with a plus-4 rating in 60 games this season. Girardi's extension carries an AAV of $5.5 million US.
"Good to see Dan Girardi practicing with NYR today. I honestly thought it wasn't going to be good news after seeing it live on Saturday."
Girardi is dealing with a bone bruise and was on the ice this morning for the Rangers. He is one-part of New York's top-pair that is currently dealing with injuries. It looks like Girardi and Ryan McDonagh will both be in on Tuesday when the Rangers take on the Jets, but keep an eye on them tomorrow.
After missing two games with lower-body injury, NYR's Dan Girardi set to go.
Girardi will be back tonight after missing the last two contests. He is averaging close to 25 minutes a game this season and has 2 assists to go along with a -3 in 8 games. He is a decent fantasy option because of the minutes he plays at even-strength and on the power-play.
Girardi reported the finger he injured in the final playoff game is fine and it did not affect his offseason routine.
Girardi also represents a good deal of the team's defensive success, becoming a second goaltender of sorts. The two-way defender missed only two games last season despite a malady of injuries; we think he'll be OK.