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5 Dan Girardi D
Height/Weight: 6-2/203 | Birthdate: 4/29/1984 | Birthplace: Welland, Ontario, Canada | Team: New York Rangers | College: None | NHL Experience: 8 | Salary: $3,400,000 | Owned/Started%: 16/10 | Average Draft Position: 224.41
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12/15/2014

Dan Girardi, D, NYR

Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Pots Game-Winner Sunday

News: Dan Girardi scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's win over the Oilers.
Analysis: Dan Girardi now has two goals and seven points in 28 games, to go with a plus-2 rating. The 30-year-old had gone quiet recently, as his tally Sunday was just his first point in 11 games. He's been more involved in the offense lately, however, recording a plus-5 rating in his last two games. More known for his defensive play, Girardi is still on pace for a five-goal, 20-point season, making him worth your time in some deeper formats.

12/11/2014

Dan Girardi, D, NYR Rangers' Girardi In A Funk

Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi In A Funk

News: Dan Girardi has now gone nine straight games without registering a point.
Analysis: More known for his strong defensive play, the usually dependable Dan Girardi has most notably posted a minus-6 rating during the streak. While he's currently logging 20-plus minutes a game alongside first pair partner Ryan McDonagh, there's very few formats we could recommend the nine-year veteran as he's having arguably one of the worst seasons of his career.

11/13/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Scores First Goal

News: Dan Girardi potted his first goal of the season Thursday, a late-second-period tally that gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead in what ended up being a 4-3 shootout loss to the Avalanche.
Analysis: Dan Girardi was the beneficiary of a perfect pass from Mats Zuccarello right to him in the slot, and he buried the chance past Semyon Varlamov. With five points -- but 42 hits and 42 blocks -- in 16 games, Girardi's delivering about what we expect from him.

11/3/2014

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Dan Girardi

Can Rangers' Girardi Lead A Limping Defense?

News: Dan Girardi logged a game-high 32:58 in total ice time as the Rangers lost to the Blues in a shootout on Monday.
Analysis: Unfortunately, Dan Girardi (5:14 in PP TOI) was also tied for a game-high minus-2 rating with teammate Tanner Glass. In the wake of two major penalties on the team's blue line, Girardi has logged 66 minutes of total ice time in the last two contests. With both Kevin Klein and Ryan McDonagh out indefinitely, and a very busy schedule ahead for the club (13 games in 26 days), it's not likely to get any easier. Sure, he's guaranteed top four minutes, but a plethora of inexperience on the team's blue line hardly inspires enough confidence to pick up 32-year-old Ontario native.

10/21/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi To Play Tuesday

News: Dan Girardi (foot) will play in Tuesday's game against the Devils, Newsday's Steve Zipay reports.
Analysis: A decision on Dan Girardi's status was not expected to come until game time, but it appears fantasy owners will not have to wait to find out whether or not he will suit up Tuesday night. Girardi figures to line up in his regular spot on the Rangers' top defensive pairing.

10/21/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Could Play Tuesday

News: Dan Girardi (foot) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Devils.
Analysis: Dan Girardi did not practice Monday after receiving stitches in his foot following Sunday's game, but he gave himself a chance to play Tuesday by taking part in the Rangers' morning skate. A final call on Girardi's status likely will not be made until pregame warmups, but head coach Alain Vigneault said "it would take a lot to keep (Girardi) out of the lineup."

10/20/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Misses Practice

News: Dan Girardi (foot) did not practice with the team Monday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: Dan Girardi received stitches in his foot after blocking a shot in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Sharks, and it looks like he could miss some time. It seems unlikely that he'll be ready to suit up for Tuesday at this point, but the morning skate should give us a better indication of exactly where he's at. If Girardi can't play, expect Michael Kostka to step in and replace him on the blue line.

10/19/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Considered Day-to-Day

News: Dan Girardi is considered day-to-day after receiving stitches in his foot following Sunday's game, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: Dan Girardi required stitches after being struck by a puck while blocking a shot. A decision on his status for the Rangers' next contest Tuesday will likely be made on game day.

10/19/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Suffers Injury Sunday

News: Dan Girardi left Sunday's game against the Sharks in the third period with an undisclosed injury and did not return.
Analysis: It's not sure what type of setback Dan Girardi is dealing with, but he was unable to continue after blocking two shots during the third period. Expect an update on his status as more details become available.

10/1/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Returns To Practice

News: Dan Girardi (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: The Rangers didn't offer any insight as to why Dan Girardi had been limited the last few days, but at any rate, it seems the defenseman is healthy and ready for a return to preseason action. He's expect to play next to Ryan McDonagh on the Rangers' top defensive pair, though he won't provide nearly the fantasy-relevant production his mate will.

6/16/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Played Game 2 With Finger Injury

News: Dan Girardi played Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals with a dislocated right pinky, Newsday's Steve Zipay reports.
Analysis: Now that the finals are over, news involving injuries tends to surface, such as this minor ailment affecting Dan Girardi. He was able to play through it, however, and it should be a non-factor heading into next season. Surprisingly, no other major injuries have been reported on the Rangers' side.

6/5/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi to Dwell?

News: Dan Girardi logged two penalty minutes and seven hits in Wednesday's Game 1 loss to the Kings.
Analysis: While he had a very physical night, Dan Girardi and just about anyone who watched will mostly remember the veteran's defensive-end turnover which led to a Justin Williams overtime game-winning goal. Don't fret fantasy owners, he's never been one to dwell and should bounce back nicely.

6/4/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Having Fairly Productive Playoffs

News: Dan Girardi (minus-1) has a goal and six assists in 20 games this post season.
Analysis: After registering a plus-6 with 24 points (five goals) in 81 regular season games, Dan Girardi's point-per-game pace has certainly picked up in the playoffs. Though his plus/minus rating is not what the team is used to, he's certainly held his own as a top-four during the Rangers' post season run. Girardi, who will play in his 85th postseason in game one against Los Angeles, tying him with Don Maloney for second all-time in franchise history.

5/2/2014

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Dan Girardi

Girardi Logs Pair of Assists In Rangers' Win

News: Dan Girardi contributed a pair of assists in a Game 1 overtime defeat of Pittsburgh on Friday.
Analysis: Dan Girardi was also credited with four blocked shots, three hits and a plus-1 in just under 21 minutes of ice time. With five points (one goal), the eight-year veteran leads a talented core of the team's offensive-minded defensemen through eight playoff games.

4/28/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Notches Assist

News: Dan Girardi collected an assist in a 4-2 win over Philadelphia in Game 5 on Sunday.
Analysis: The 29-year-old defenseman also logged four hits and just over a minute of power play time. Dan Girardi now has three points in his last three games.

4/22/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Adds Two Points

News: Dan Girardi scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's Game 3 win over the Flyers.
Analysis: Both points were pivotal -- the assist on Martin St. Louis's goal that gave the Rangers a 2-0 cushion, and the score that put the Blueshirts up 3-1. They were his first points of these playoffs -- and the first goal he's ever scored against the Flyers.

4/21/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Has Unlikely Rating In Loss

News: Dan Girardi registered a minus-2 rating in Sunday's Game 2 loss to Philadelphia.
Analysis: Since posting an ugly minus-7 rating in the first two weeks of the campaign, it's only Dan Girardi's fourth game with a rating worst than minus-1 this season. These games are clearly uncharacteristic of the dependable blue liner and owners can relax knowing Girardi has 23 assists and a plus-10 rating through 45 career games played against Philadelphia.

4/12/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Out Saturday

News: Dan Girardi will not suit up for Saturday's game against the Canadiens.
Analysis: Dan Girardi is healthy but will likely take a seat for a rest before the Rangers' playoff run. He should be in the lineup for the Rangers' first playoff game.

4/9/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Nabs Assist In Win

News: Dan Girardi collected an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Carolina.
Analysis: That's two points (both assists) in his last three games. We're not saying it will last, but the regular season is nearing completion and anything goes at this time of the year, especially with Ryan McDonagh missing from the lineup. Dan Girardi is a plus-5 with five goals and 19 assists through 80 games played.

3/24/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Contributes Rare Offense

News: Dan Girardi scored the game-tying goal in the third period Monday against the Coyotes, then assisted on Ryan McDonagh's game-winner in overtime.
Analysis: Dan Girardi's assist was actually a shot that rebounded off Phoenix netminder Thomas Greiss and right to McDonagh's stick for a wide-open goal. The goal was his first since Feb. 7, so even though Girardi can let 'em rip at times, he's not one to be counted on for much offense. Of course, if your league counts blocks and hits, any points you get from Girardi are just gravy.

2/28/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers Sign Girardi To Extension

News: Dan Girardi signed a six-year, $33 million extension with the Rangers on Friday, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
Analysis: Dan Girardi was a candidate to be traded before the NHL trade deadline based on his impending free agent status. The organization instead opted to make sure Girardi stayed on defense for the only team of his NHL career.

2/23/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers To Trade Girardi?

News: A pending unrestricted free-agent at season's end, Dan Girardi could be moved before the March 5 trade deadline, reports Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record.
Analysis: With the NHL roster freeze coming to an end on Sunday at midnight, it's more likely to see veteran forward Ryan Callahan traded. However, the team's organizational depth on the blue line could allow president and general manager Glen Sather to deal Dan Girardi,a highly regarded stay-at-home defenseman with limited offensive upside who is capable of logging top-four minutes.

2/8/2014

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Dan Girardi

Girardi Sparks Rangers

News: Dan Girardi grabbed a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the Penguins; both points came on the power play.
Analysis: Dan Girardi might not hit the 31 points he registered in 2010-11, but he's picked up his scoring of late. The power-play points were his first of the season. He's a steady option in leagues that reward secondary statistics such as hits and blocked shots.

1/19/2014

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Dan Girardi

Rangers' Girardi Tallies Two Assists

News: Dan Girardi had two helpers and was a plus-3 against the Capitals on Sunday.
Analysis: Dan Girardi is known for his defensive acumen, but he only has three goals and 14 points in 51 games. He is also only a plus-2, so he's not helping much there either.

12/31/2013

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Dan Girardi

Girardi Scores In Rangers' Win

News: Dan Girardi scored the tying goal late in the third period of Tuesday's 2-1 shootout win over Florida, giving him two points in the last three games.
Analysis: Dan Girardi certainly has seen a rough go of it this season in terms of offensive production, but he has never been a huge scorer in his career. He shoots the puck about once a game and has seen little power-play time the last few weeks. He's a solid option in leagues which reward secondary statistics such as hits and blocked shots, but relying on him strictly for goals and assists may prove frustrating.