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New York Rangers To Buy Out Dan Girardi

New York Rangers To Buy Out Dan Girardi
Published On: Wed, Jun 14
Nov 19, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; dNew York Rangers center J.T. Miller (10) skates with the puck as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) defends uring the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In a bold but perhaps unsurprising move,the New York Rangers will buy out the contract of defenseman Dan Girardi when the window opens tomorrow. For all the fans clamoring as to why the team would not ask him to waive his no-movement clause before the expansion draft, this is an answer. Team President Glen Sather released a statement on Girardis time with the team:

Dans contributions to the New York Rangers organization have been immeasurable. He has been a role model through his relentless determination, giving everything he had to this organization both on and off the ice. He, Pam, Landon and Shaye will always be a part of the Rangers family.

The Rangers made it clear that they want to get younger on defense, and Girardis hefty cap hit and declining play seemed the obvious choice for a buyout or trade. Because he held a full no-move clause, the teams hands were somewhat tied prior to the expansion draft, though it did drop to a limited no-trade clause this summer. While his $5.5MM cap-hit will no longer be on the books, the Rangers will incur a buyout cap-hit of the following:

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