Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/13/11

New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro has been scratched from Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

DiPietro was injured during practice when he was hit in the mask by a shot from Brian Rolston on Wednesday.

Al Montoya drew the start against the Lightning, with Evgeni Nabokov serving as the backup.

DiPietro, who has a history with concussions, was being evaluated Thursday to see if he had suffered another one. He has appeared in just 39 total games the past three seasons.

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