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Girardi has three assists in his in last seven contests

No, he's not steaming up the league leaders board and while the 30-year-old's career numbers suggest offensive production could taper off in the month of February, historically he plays some of his best hockey in March. Additionally, the long-term signing of fellow defenseman Marc Staal could theoretically ease some of the pressure off Girardi, who signed a long-term deal last season. Beginning to teeter on fantasy relevance in deeper formats, the veteran blue liner is plus-6 with 11 points (two goals) and 65 shots on goal through 44 games this season.

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Girardi logged an assist and a plus-2 rating in a 3-1 victory over San Jose on Saturday.

After an eight game skid, that's a point in consecutive games for the veteran blue liner. Girardi, who has just nine points on the season, is going to have to string a few more together before he'll get our endorsement.

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Girardi picked up an assist, doled out eight hits and blocked four shots in Thursday's win over the Kings.

Girardi is the Rangers' team leader in both hits (98) and blocks (82), but he's struggled to maintain relevance in fantasy leagues that don't count those categories. The assist was his first point in the last nine games.

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Girardi (foot) will play Wednesday against Florida.

Girardi missed practice Tuesday, which coach Alain Vigneault called a "maintenance day," and, as expected, he'll be back on the ice Wednesday. The defenseman has two goals and six assists on the season.

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Girardi is nursing a foot injury and will be a game-time decision Wednesday versus the Panthers, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Coach Alain Vigneault characterized Girardi's absence from Tuesday's practice as a maintenance day, but it sounds like he's at least a little bit hobbled by the puck he took to his left foot Monday versus the Stars. For his part, Girardi indicated he expects to play Wednesday, but his status should be verified after the team's gameday skate.

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Girardi scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's win over the Oilers.

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.

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Girardi has now gone nine straight games without registering a point.

More known for his strong defensive play, the usually dependable 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.

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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.

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.

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Girardi logged a game-high 32:58 in total ice time as the Rangers lost to the Blues in a shootout on Monday.

Unfortunately, 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.

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Girardi (foot) will play in Tuesday's game against the Devils, Newsday's Steve Zipay reports.

A decision on 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.