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NY Rangers buying out contract of defenseman Dan Girardi

NEW YORK (AP) The Rangers will buy out the final three years of Dan Girardi's contract, ending the defenseman's tenure in New York after 11 seasons.

The move will clear just under $2.9 million in salary-cap space next season and just under $1.9 million the two following years. Girardi was set to count $5.5 million against the salary cap through 2019-20 and with his no-movement clause would have had to be protected in the upcoming Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft.

By buying out the 33-year-old veteran, the Rangers can protect an extra player from Vegas and make room on their blue line for next season.

Points: M. Zuccarello59
Plus/Minus: M. Grabner22
Shots on Goal: D. Stepan209
PIM: B. Smith63
Win: H. Lundqvist31
Shutouts: A. Raanta4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 253 (4)
Shots: 2438 (22)
PP%: 20.2% (11)
Penalty Minutes: 593 (28)
Assists: 428 (4)
SH Goals: 9 (7)
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Washington 55 19 8 118
x-Pittsburgh 50 21 11 111
x-Columbus 50 24 8 108
x-NY Rangers 48 28 6 102
NY Islanders 41 29 12 94
Philadelphia 39 33 10 88
Carolina 36 31 15 87
New Jersey 28 40 14 70
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 216 (18)
Shots Against: 2465 (18)
PK%: 79.8% (19)
Penalty Minutes: 678 (24)
Shutouts: 7 (9)
Sv%: 0.912 (12)
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Date Player Transactions
6/14 M. Puempel Contract extended One-year contract extension
6/14 D. Girardi Released Contract bought out
6/13 T. Beck Signed with European team Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL-Russia)
6/1 P. McRae Signed with European team Assat Pori (Finland)
5/25 M. Hellberg Signed with European team Kunlun Red Star (KHL-Russia)
5/9 D. Leedahl Signed as Free Agent Three-year, entry-level contract
5/1 N. Pionk Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
4/21 A. Bereglazov Signed as Free Agent Entry-level contract
4/20 C. Summers Called up from minors from Hartford-AHL
4/20 M. Hrivik Called up from minors from Hartford-AHL
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