Lightning’ Dan Girardi Day-to-Day


Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi is day-to-day after being hit in the back of the helmet by a slap shot from Detroit Red Wings forward Martin Frk on Sunday.

“He’s doing much better than that looked,” coach Jon Cooper said (h/t

“I’ve been coaching at all levels for a long time, and that was one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen, but hopefully everything is going to be OK. He’s just going to have a couple tests.”

Girardi signed a two-year contract wit Tampa Bay after 11 seasons with the New York Rangers, who bought out the final three years of his contract back in June.


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