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Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi skates during the second (Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi skates during the second period against the Boston Bruins. (Nov. 17, 2010)

Dan Girardi

The Rangers signed Girardi, an undrafted free agent, on July 1, 2006. He has become one of the team's most indispensible defensemen.
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Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal is checked against the
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Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal is checked against the boards by New York Rangers' Dan Girardi during the third period. New York won 4-3 in a shootout. (Feb. 22, 2011)

The Rangers' Chris Drury, right, celebrates with teammate
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The Rangers' Chris Drury, right, celebrates with teammate Dan Girardi after scoring against the Devils at Madison Square Garden. (Mar. 30, 2009)

Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi skates during the second
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Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi skates during the second period against the Boston Bruins. (Nov. 17, 2010)

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Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf, left, is
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Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf, left, is checked along the boards by New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi, right, during the first period. (Oct. 30, 2010)

The Rangers' Dan Girardi, left, celebrates his second-period
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The Rangers' Dan Girardi, left, celebrates his second-period goal with teammates Marc Staal and Alex Frolov. (Oct. 11, 2010)

The Rangers re-signed defenseman Dan Girardi on Friday,
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The Rangers re-signed defenseman Dan Girardi on Friday, avoiding arbitration. (Jan. 12, 2010)

The Rangers' Dan Girardi fights with Scott Hartnell
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The Rangers' Dan Girardi fights with Scott Hartnell of the Philadelphia Flyers during their game at Madison Square Garden. (April 9, 2010)

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi moves the
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New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi moves the puck away from Carolina Hurricanes center Brandon Sutter during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis)

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Dan Girardi of the New York Rangers clears
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Dan Girardi of the New York Rangers clears the puck from behind the goal against the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 6, 2009)

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 3: Dan Girardi #5
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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 3: Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers and Alex Kovalev #27 of the Ottawa Senators play for position in front of the Rangers net during the first period at Madison Square Garden on October 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 3: Alex Kovalev #27
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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 3: Alex Kovalev #27 of the Ottawa Senators holds the stick of Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers after being thrown to the ice playing for position in front of the Rangers net during the first period at Madison Square Garden on October 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 3: Alex Kovalev #27
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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 3: Alex Kovalev #27 of the Ottawa Senators is cross checked by Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers while playing for position in front of the Rangers net during the first period at Madison Square Garden on October 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

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