Rangers’ Girardi is ‘day-to-day’ with upper-body injury


Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi will not play tonight versus the Islanders due to an upper-body injury. His status for Saturday’s regular-season finale versus Detroit is also in question.

“I would say day-to-day and we’ll see how he feels tomorrow,” New York head coach Alain Vigneault told reporters, per NorthJersey.com.

Girardi was hurt late in Tuesday’s game against the Lightning when his former teammate, Brian Boyle, knocked him into the end boards.

Girardi’s spot tonight will be filled by veteran Dan Boyle, who got the night off versus Tampa Bay.

Dylan McIlrath and Brady Skjei will both remain in the lineup, as Ryan McDonagh is out for at least the rest of the regular season — and quite likely into the playoffs — with a hand injury.

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