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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,• The injured goalie, Rick DiPietro, has played all of 47 games in four years for the New York Islanders, winning 14 of them. For that, he has been paid $18 million. All that remains on his contract is another nine years and $40.5 million. If the Isles don’t use the insurance model and push DiPietro out, they could buy out the goalie for an 18-year-period, and all it will cost them is $27 million or $1.5 million a season — providing them a $2.5 million savings against the salary cap.
• Essentially, the Maple Leafs traded away Viktor Stalberg in the deal with Chicago for Kris Versteeg, which didn’t work out for the Leafs. Then, they traded away Versteeg for a draft pick who won’t be on the team before 2014. Now, they’re looking for a big, young winger with speed who can score — someone, say, just like Stalberg.
• While there’s been all kinds of speculation about Seattle getting an NHL team — maybe Phoenix — but the longtime GM of the Seattle Thund
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If you're a hockey fan that even occasionally uses the Internet, you're well aware of the punchline that is Rick DiPietro's health. However, sometimes the joke just isn't funny anymore when it just continually keeps repeating itself.
Today, we learned that the 2011-12 season is likely over for Rick DiPietro due to a sports hernia, as seen on Puck Daddy. DiPietro...
New York Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro will undergo surgery for a sports hernia and is likely gone for the remainder of the season.Islanders general manager Garth Snow told Newsday that DiPietro won't return until early April - and that's in a best-case scenario.DiPietro, who will undergo surgery on Tuesday, said he tried to play through the injury suffered Dec. 3 in...
Roses are red,
Violets are Blue.
Rick DiPietro's hurt.
Shocking news from the New York Islanders late last night: Goaltender Rick DiPietro will most likely miss the remainder of the season.
The normally impervious oft-injured netminder has been on injured reserve for the past month, after suffering a groin injury in a game against the Stars back in early December.
Newsday’s Arthur Staple is reporting that Rick Dipietro will under surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia.
The news is the latest setback for the Islanders former number one overall pick. Staple suggests that this will likely sideline Dipietro for the remainder of the season, but notes the best-case scenario would be an April return. The surgery will be his sixth surgery since...
via Bob McKenzie tweet, Confirming CHI reports: Carcillo done for year. ACL.
via Arthur Staple tweets, Breaking #Isles news: Rick DiPietro to have surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia. Season likely done.
Best-case scenario for DiPietro is back by beginning of April. He’s played 47 games the last 4 seasons. This is his 6th surgery since 2008.
New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro will have surgery to repair a sports hernia, likely sidelining the oft-injured player for most of the rest of the season.
Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro will have surgery to repair a sports hernia, likely sidelining the oft-injured player for most of the rest of the season.
The Islanders confirmed last night DiPietro is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday.
Newsday first reported the surgery, reporting that Islanders general manager Garth Snow said...
The New York Islanders announced today that Rick DiPietro will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia. The procedure will sideline the Islanders goaltender for 10 weeks.