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.
The Rangers announced today that defenseman Dan Girardi had undergone successful surgery to repair an inguinal hernia while right wing Brandon Prust had successful surgery to repair a labral tear in his left shoulder.