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Dan Girardi signs with Lightning

The former Rangers defenseman finds his new home in the Atlantic division.

New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators - Game One

After parting ways with the New York Rangers via a buyout, Dan Girardi heads down to southern Florida to continue his hockey career.

It’s unclear at this point what this does to the Lightning’s chances in the Kevin Shattenkirk sweepstakes, but it adds a veteran right-handed defenseman nonetheless. It bumps a defensive prospect who saw some NHL time down the depth chart, as looked at already by Raw Charge.