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Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi out indefinitely

WASHINGTON (AP) Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.

The team announced Girardi's status Tuesday before visiting the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. Girardi has missed the past five games.

Coach Jon Cooper says the 34-year-old's absence means the Presidents' Trophy-winning Lightning will continue to rely on midseason acquisition Jan Rutta.

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Leaders
Points: N. Kucherov117
Plus/Minus: R. McDonagh39
Shots on Goal: N. Kucherov216
PIM: C. Paquette74
Win: A. Vasilevskiy35
Shutouts: A. Vasilevskiy6
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 281 (1)
Shots: 2361 (11)
PP%: 28.4% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 673 (8)
Assists: 489 (1)
SH Goals: 9 (8)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Tampa Bay 56 13 4 116
Boston 44 20 9 97
Toronto 43 25 5 91
Montreal 38 28 7 83
Florida 32 29 12 76
Buffalo 31 32 9 71
Detroit 26 37 10 62
Ottawa 25 41 6 56
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 190 (28)
Shots Against: 2337 (12)
PK%: 85.7% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 679 (5)
Shutouts: 6 (11)
Sv%: 0.919 (3)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/9 D. Girardi Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
3/8 A. Stralman Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/19 C. Gaunce Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
3/18 C. Gaunce Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
3/8 J. Rutta Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
3/1 J. Huntington Signed as Free Agent Three-year, entry-level contract
2/20 M. Joseph Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
2/20 J. Rutta Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
2/19 J. Rutta Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
2/19 M. Joseph Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
2/13 M. Joseph Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
2/13 J. Rutta Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
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