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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2013, file photo, New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) skates with the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Rangers say they have agreed to terms with Girardi on a multiyear contract extension, taking the key defenseman off the trading block and keeping him away from unrestricted free agency. The deal was announced Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2013, file photo, New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) skates with the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Rangers say they have agreed to terms with Girardi on a multiyear contract extension, taking the key defenseman off the trading block and keeping him away from unrestricted free agency. The deal was announced Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

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