Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Buyout Period (Jun 14)

The New York Rangers announced on Wednesday afternoon, that when the buyout period officially opens on Thursday, the paperwork will be filed for defenseman Dan Girardi, making him a free agent for this current off-season.

Girardi, considered to be fringe defenseman, by pool standards in 2017, still had three years left on his current deal, which carried a cap hit of $5.5 million.  According to CapFriendly, the Rangers cap hit for the first year of his buyout will be $2.61 million and will last for five more seasons after that.

In the 2017 campaign, Girardi played in 63 games, scored 4 goals and 15 points, ranking him 115th among all defensemen.  It wasn't a strong year for him, but the 33-year old should still have some good years left and maybe one or two pool seasons left in him.

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