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Dan Girardi, courtesy of Blueshirt Banter

The Rangers are reporting that Dan Girardi will be out up to 2 weeks due to an ankle injury suffered against Anaheim a few weeks back. Girardi blocked a Ryan Getzlaf shot, causing a lacerated ankle that has yet to fully heal. Ouch! I’ve read in a few places that Steven Kampfer is being recalled from Hartford to fill G’s spot in the lineup. Between this injury and Kevin Klein’s back issues, Jeff Gorton will be hard pressed to trade for a defenseman before the deadline passes.