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New York Post Mar 27, 2017
Dan Girardi the odd man out in Rangers’ defense conundrum

Dan Girardi the odd man out in Rangers’ defense conundrum

ANAHEIM, Calif. — So the first domino fell in the Rangers’ seven-defensemen-into-six-slots quandary and it was Dan Girardi sitting out to accommodate Kevin Klein’s return to the lineup for Sunday’s 6-3 defeat to the Ducks. Coach Alain Vigneault’s decision seemed to be based as much on the blue-line unit’s performance in Saturday’s 3-0 victory in...
New York Daily News Mar 26, 2017
Dan Girardi takes seat as Kevin Klein returns to Rangers’ lineup

Dan Girardi takes seat as Kevin Klein returns to Rangers’ lineup

Dan Girardi made his return from a lengthy absence on Saturday, but he was the one to come out of the lineup Sunday
New York Post Mar 26, 2017
Rangers have mixed feelings about old Stanley Cup memories

Rangers have mixed feelings about old Stanley Cup memories

LOS ANGELES — Three years later, 11 of the Rangers who suffered an agonizing five-game defeat to the Kings in the Stanley Cup final returned to the scene of the crime for Saturday’s meeting between the two clubs. Backup goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider, Marc Staal, Rick Nash, Dan Girardi, Mats...
New York Daily News Mar 24, 2017
Dan Girardi set for return to Rangers from ankle injury

Dan Girardi set for return to Rangers from ankle injury

The longest injury spell of Dan Girardi's career is coming to a close.
Blueshirt Banter Mar 24, 2017
Dan Girardi Named Rangers Nomination For Bill Masterton Trophy

Dan Girardi Named Rangers Nomination For Bill Masterton Trophy

The New York PHWA chapter has named Dan Girardi the New York Rangers’ nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy. OFFICIAL: NY Chapter of @ThePHWA annouced that Dan Girardi has been selected as the #NYR nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy in 2016-17. pic.twitter.com/8V5IOB8G16— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) March 24, 2017 The Bill Masterton Trophy if given to players who show perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Sometimes this award is given to players who have overcome serious injuries or situations (see: Mats Zuccarello being nominated last year). This year the...
Newsday Mar 24, 2017

Rangers' Dan Girardi nominated for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi has been nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which recognizes perseverance, dedication and sportsmanship.
Blueshirt Banter Mar 21, 2017
What Happens When Kevin Klein Is Ready To Return?

What Happens When Kevin Klein Is Ready To Return?

At practice Monday the New York Rangers announced both Dan Girardi and Kevin Klein were medically cleared to return to the ice. AV says both Klein and Girardi have been cleared medically, and it's just a matter of them getting "up to speed" to rejoin the lineup. #NYR— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) March 20, 2017 Consistent with Alain Vigneault’s usual strategy; players need to get a few practices in before they come back to action fully. So it’s no real surprise both Girardi and Klein will be sitting tonight’s divisional matchup against the Devils. Per practice, the lineup...
Blueshirt Banter Mar 16, 2017
Fast, Girardi and Hellberg at Rangers practice

Fast, Girardi and Hellberg at Rangers practice

The Rangers are slowly but surely getting healthier and that might mean an end to Steven Kampfer and Tanner Glass being in the lineup. Dan Girardi, who was suffering from an ankle injury (an open wound), and Jesper Fast, who had a shoulder injury after a bone-jarring hit from Alex Ovechkin, were both practicing with the team today wearing normal jerseys. Fast had been previously been skating on his own in a no-contact jersey. Girardi and Fast in normal sweaters today at #NYR prax— Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) March 16, 2017 G Magnus Hellberg has been recalled from Hartford for #NYR...
Newsday Mar 15, 2017

Rangers need to make moves when Jesper Fast, Dan Girardi return

With at least two injured regulars -- right wing Jesper Fast and defenseman Dan Girardi -- closer to returning, coach Alain Vigneault will have some juggling to do as the Rangers hit the last lap of the regular season beginning this weekend.
New York Post Mar 13, 2017
Rangers could get this key piece back from injury by weekend

Rangers could get this key piece back from injury by weekend

Alain Vigneault’s team seems to be nearing full health with both Jesper Fast and Dan Girardi closing in on returns to the lineup. The coach said Fast, sidelined for seven straight games since suffering a shoulder separation on a blow from Alex Ovechkin with 8:35 remaining in third period of the Blueshirts’ Feb. 28 defeat...
Newsday Mar 7, 2017

Ryan McDonagh adjusting to new role with Marc Staal

SUNRISE, Fla. -- With righty Dan Girardi to be sidelined a little longer, Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh may remain on his off-side, the right side, with lefty Marc Staal, on the first defensive pair.
New York Post Mar 6, 2017
Rangers put Adam Clendening in his place — and he’s not happy

Rangers put Adam Clendening in his place — and he’s not happy

TAMPA — Adam Clendening’s station with the Rangers could not have been made more clear in light of coach Alain Vigneault’s decision to scratch the nominal seventh defenseman in favor of recent call-up Steven Kampfer for Monday’s match here against the Lightning. With right-siders Dan Girardi and Kevin Klein both sidelined, Clendening apparently has slipped...
New York Post Mar 1, 2017
Deep ankle gash will keep Dan Girardi out ‘around two weeks’

Deep ankle gash will keep Dan Girardi out ‘around two weeks’

Just in case that right side of the defense didn’t look bad enough, the Rangers played Tuesday night’s 4-1 loss to the league-leading Capitals at the Garden without Dan Girardi and Kevin Klein. Girardi is supposed to be out “around two weeks,” according to coach Alain Vigneault, with a deep gash on the inside of...
Newsday Feb 28, 2017

Dan Girardi to be out about 2 weeks with cut on ankle

Dan Girardi rarely misses games, but will be out 10 days to two weeks to allow a wound in his right ankle -- suffered on a blocked shot against Anaheim on Feb. 7 -- to fully heal.
Newsday Feb 28, 2017

Dan Girardi out two weeks, adding urgency to Rangers' trade talks

Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi will be out two weeks to allow a wound in his right ankle to fully heal, coach Alain Vigneault said this morning, adding some urgency to general manager Jeff Gorton's hunt for an extra defenseman.

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