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The New York Islanders have activated goaltender Rick DiPietro from the injured reserve list, although there are conflicting reports as to why the team decided to activate an oft injured player who quite possibly signed the worst contract in the history of the National Hockey League.
This much is certain. DiPietro is not expected to push incumbent netminder Evgeni Nabokov for the starting job next season. At this point, even though DiPietro is signed through the 2020-2021 NHL season (and no, that is not a misprint), nobody expects him to return to the form that initially caused the Islanders to sign him to such a ridiculous deal.
That deal, by the way, was a 15 year deal worth $67.5 million that was signed in 2006.
DiPietro played well the following season, and his numbers were not all that bad during the 2007-2008 season either. But since then, he has played in just 47 games over the past four season, including just 8 last season. His numbers were not that impressive i...
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via the New York Islanders, The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Rick DiPietro has been removed from injured reserve.
DiPietro, 30, had been sidelined since Dec. 3, 2011, first with a groin strain and then with a sports hernia and knee swelling. The Winthrop, MA, native appeared in eight games last season, posting a 3-2-3 record.
The Islanders selected DiPietro...
The New York Islanders have activated goaltender Rick DiPietro off of the injured reserve list. The news, as reported by the team's official site, comes off as a bit comical considering the date is August 1st and the Islanders last played back on April 7th. DiPietro has been on the mend since December 3rd of 2011, recovering from a list of injuries that number more...
At 5:24 pm, the NY Islanders announced that Rick DiPietro has officially been activated off the Injured reserve list. I guess I can finally delete that message on my phone that said ten weeks back in January.
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from The New York Islanders, The New York Islanders officially announced today that defenseman Griffin Reinhart has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract.
The 6’4, 202-pound defenseman was the Islanders first selection (fourth overall) at the 2012 NHL Draft on Friday, June 22 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Reinhart, a native of North Vancouver, BC, led Edmonton Oil...
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, A gathering of News and Views for your Friday dining and dancing pleasure, keeping in mind that it is indeed the dog days of summer:
NEWS: The New York Islanders announce goaltender Rick DiPietro has been removed from the team’s injury reserve list.
VIEWS: From this corner, this move has more to do with financial matters and a looming lockout...