NY Rangers buying out contract of defenseman Dan Girardi


AP

Published 12:05 p.m. ET June 14, 2017 | Updated 17 hours ago

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…

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