Dan Girardi
D TB
5 days ago

Girardi finished with an assist and a plus-3 rating during Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

The plus-3 stands out on a night where Tampa Bay surrendered five goals and looked oddly mortal. The heavyweight defender is worth a look in deeper formats that reward his contributions in hits (31) and blocked shots (46), but he remains a reach in standard formats.

Dan Girardi
D TB
1 week ago

Girardi has two assists in his last four games.

EDGE Analysis

Unfortunately, he has just one more in his previous 14 games. Girardi is valuable on the ice, but not in the fantasy arena.

Dan Girardi
D TB
1 month ago

Girardi is still searching for his first point as a member of the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

The bottom-pairing defenseman has only set 11 shots on goal, and he's logging 17:12 of ice time, which is his lowest mark since entering the league with the Rangers in 2006-07. Girardi is likely someone you can cut bait with in favor of a surging waiver acquisition in shallow leagues

Dan Girardi
D TB
5 months ago

Girardi signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Lightning on Saturday, TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Girardi was bought out of his previous contract by the Rangers, which reportedly saved the Blueshirts approximately $2.9 million in cap space for the 2017-18 season. The 33-year-old will embark on his 12th year in the NHL, but this will be his first with the any other team but the Rangers. He's collected 230 points (46 goals, 184 assists) in 788 career games and assuredly will be in a top-four role, if not the right-hand man to prized rearguard Victor Hedman on the top pair.

Dan Girardi
D TB
5 months ago

Girardi's contract will be bought out by the Rangers, the team announced Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The move to buyout Girardi will provide New York with an estimated $2.9 million in cap saving for the 2017-18 campaign. The veteran registered his lowest point total (15) since the lockout shortened 2012-13 campaign (14). While fans will no doubt be sad to see the 33-year-old go after 11 years in Rangers blue, his production simply doesn't live up to his salary at this point in his career. Once the buyout is completed, Girardi will be free to join the NHL team of his choosing.

Dan Girardi
D TB
6 months ago

Girardi managed just four goals and 11 assists while going plus-8 over 63 games this past season.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran blueliner saw his lowest average ice time (19:06) since his rookie season, continuing his pattern of steady decline. Girardi's still willing to put his body in front of plenty of pucks and get tough to protect his goalie, but his near-total lack of offensive ability makes him a fantasy liability, and his decreasing usage seems to indicate that all that physical play has taken its toll over the years.

Dan Girardi
D TB
8 months ago

Girardi, who sat out Sunday against the Ducks, will be in the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks.

EDGE Analysis

Girardi has only played in one March game, but he recorded 20:03 of ice time, one assist, and dished out three hits -- a solid contribution. This season has been filled with ups and downs for the blueliner, making him a risky start in most leagues.

Dan Girardi
D TB
8 months ago

Girardi, who logged a helper in his return to action Saturday, sat out Sunday's game against the Ducks, the Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Girardi a healthy scratch, Kevin Klein returned the team's blue line mix Sunday. Now that the Rangers are past their latest set of back-to-back games, Girardi is a candidate to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks.

Dan Girardi
D TB
8 months ago

Girardi (ankle) will return to the Rangers' lineup for Saturday's away game against the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

While Girardi is still technically on injured reserve per the NHL's official media site, all signs point to him being removed from that list prior to puck drop in Los Angeles on Saturday. The 32-year-old is slated to skate on New York's first defensive pairing with Ryan McDonagh, seemingly assuring that he will see a healthy amount of minutes upon his return.

Dan Girardi
D TB
8 months ago

Girardi (ankle) has been cleared medically but will not suit up for Tuesday's game in New Jersey. He will travel with the team on its upcoming California road trip, indicating that he won't likely be ready for Wednesday's matchup with the Islanders either.

EDGE Analysis

While it could frustrating to hear that Girardi is likely to miss two more games after having already missed the last 10, he does finally appear to be nearing a return and it could come as soon as Saturday in Los Angeles. Per the NHL's official media site, the veteran defenseman remains on injured reserve for the time being.