• Playing Wednesday

    News: Dan Girardi (ankle) returned to preseason action following his ankle surgery in preseason, notching one goal in three preseason games.
    Analysis: Dan Girardi did skip a few of the preseason games due to the injured ankle, but returned to average 19:40 of ice time over three preseason games. There's no indication that he won't be ready for Wednesday's regular season opener, so it seems likely he'll be good to go.
  • Rangers' Girardi Won't Do On-Ice Testing Friday

    News: Dan Girardi will not do his preseason on-ice testing until next week, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Dan Girardi and several of his teammates, including Marc Staal and Ryan McDonagh, are being held back until next week as a precautionary measure after undergoing various foot and ankle procedures in the offseason. Girardi is expected to be at full strength for the Rangers' regular season opener against the Blackhawks on Oct. 7.
  • Rangers' Girardi (Ankle) Undergoes Surgery

    News: Dan Girardi has undergone a bursa excision surgery on his ankle and should be recovered for training camp.
    Analysis: This probably isn't any reason to worry about Dan Girardi's ankle in the 2015-16 season. The injury wasn't considered serious and surgery will likely decrease further risk.
  • Rangers' Girardi Played With MCL Sprain

    News: Dan Girardi played the final three games of the Eastern Conference Finals with a Grade 1 MCL sprain.
    Analysis: The Rangers' defensive corps was incredibly banged up by the end of their playoff run, with Ryan McDonagh, Marc Staal, and Keith Yandle all playing through injury at some point during the postseason. Dan Girardi's ailment, however, isn't considered to be too serious, and he should be ready for the Rangers' training camp in September.
  • Rangers' Girardi Picks Up Series-Winning Helper

    News: Dan Girardi was credited with an assist on Derek Stepan's overtime game-winner in Wednesday's series-clinching Game 7 victory over the Capitals.
    Analysis: Stepan collected the rebound on Dan Girardi's point shot and put the puck past Caps goalie Braden Holtby to send the Rangers to their second consecutive Eastern Conference Finals. It goes down as the only point of the series for Girardi, who offset the lack of offensive activity by leading the Rangers in blocked shots (25) during the seven-game set.
  • Rangers' Girardi Produces In Win

    News: Dan Girardi assisted on both of the team's goals and skated a game-high 26:06 in Monday's Game 4 win over the Penguins.
    Analysis: Dan Girardi took a puck to the face toward the end of Game 1 but has shown no ill effects since then as he skated for over 20 minutes in Game 2 and blew past his season average of 22:42 worth of ice time in Monday's win. The blueliner generally isn't much of a factor on the scoresheet, but he's now tallied three points in the playoffs to go along with a pair of points down the stretch run of the regulation season.
  • Rangers' Girardi Plays In Saturday's Loss

    News: Dan Girardi (face) skated 20:20 in Saturday's Game 2 loss to the Penguins, finishing the night with five hits and three blocked shots.
    Analysis: Dan Girardi was forced to leave Thursday's Game 1 win after taking a puck to the face, but he never seemed at much risk of missing Game 2 after practicing Friday. Though he might still be experiencing some residual pain, Girardi won't be at risk of missing any further first-round action.
  • Rangers' Girardi (Face) Skating Friday

    News: Dan Girardi (face) took part in practice Friday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Dan Girardi took a puck to the jaw Thursday and departed the game. However, he appears to have avoided a major injury, as he was on the ice Friday without any extra protection and said he's only dealing with some minor swelling. Expect him to play in Game 2 on Saturday as the Rangers look to go up 2-0 on Pittsburgh.
  • Rangers' Girardi Departs Game 1 Early

    News: Dan Girardi took a puck to the face and departed Thursday's Game 1 against Pittsburgh in the third period.
    Analysis: It looked like the puck got Dan Girardi in the jaw, and he may have taken a high stick as well. It's unclear how serious the injury is, but it appeared initially that Girardi avoided anything major. We'll look for an update after the game if he's unable to return.
  • Rangers' Girardi Finds Net In Win

    News: Dan Girardi scored a goal in Monday's 4-3 overtime victory.
    Analysis: Look out, the mostly quiet Dan Girardi has a goal and an assist in his last two contests. The veteran blue liner has now managed to notch seven 20-point campaigns in his nine year career. With Girardi's specialty being blocked shots (three on Monday) and a few rare cameos on the team's second power play unit we're not really recommending this will continue, but it's nice to see for more unique fantasy format owners.