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.