Found February 28, 2014 on NESN.com:
New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi has been involved in many trade rumors over the last few months, but he won’t be leaving Manhattan any time soon after agreeing to an extension on Friday. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Rangers and the 29-year-old veteran came to terms on a six-year contract worth $33 million ($5.5 million per season). Girardi’s contract also includes no-movement and no-trade clauses, per TSN’s Pierre LeBrun. Further to @DarrenDreger, Girardi deal includes full NMC in first 3 yrs and modified NTC in final 3— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) February 28, 2014 It’s no surprise Girardi was extended by the Rangers instead of being traded. He’s a valuable shut-down defenseman who logs more than 20 minutes per game against the opponents’ top forwards, excels on the penalty kill, blocks a ton of shots and plays physical in all three zones. Girardi has tallied 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) in 60 games this season and ranks second on the Rangers with 22:40 ...
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