Found October 25, 2011 on Pro Sports Daily:
New York Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro, who has been sidelined nearly two weeks with symptoms from a concussion, may be ready to return. New York Newsday reported Tuesday that DiPietro took part in his second full workout Monday. He suffered the injury in practice Oct. 12, taking a puck off his mask. DiPietro has not played this season, which has becoming a running theme. Over the last three-plus seasons, he has played just 39 games due to a series of injuries including two concussions and surgeries on his hip and left knee. The Islanders (3-3) host Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Al Montoya has played four games in goal and Evgeni Nabokov the other two.

Jurcina close to return, Niederreiter to skate with team by next week

Uniondale, NY -- Milan Jurcina and Nino Niederreiter are making progress to return to the Islanders lineup. “Jurcina , I think, is ready to go when called upon,” Islanders head coach Jack Capuano said following his teams 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. “Nino should skate with the team if not by the end of the week then by the first of the week.” Both players have yet...

Line changes haven't crossed Capuano's mind

The Islanders are in the midst of a three game slump and many fans would expect some change to the Islanders lineup for tomorrow’s rematch against the Pittsburgh Penguins. But according to Islanders head coach Jack Capuano it hasn’t crossed his mind. “As a coach you think about that,” Capuano said following Tuesdays 3-0 loss to the Penguins. “But I mean we had 33 shots...

Best is yet to come for Islanders' star Tavares

People have known for a while that John Tavares is a pretty fair hockey player. Hey, there is a reason he was the first prospect selected in the 2009 entry draft. And it is no surprise his game has improved every year that he has been in the league. Blend that much talent with such an outstanding work ethic, and a steady upgrade is nearly inevitable.

Penguins Report: Game Day at NY Islanders

9:45 AM: Note: the Islanders will not be holding a morning skate this a.m. Their head coach Jack Capuano will be addressing the media at 10:15 a.m. We'll bring you any noteables from that. 9:30 AM: Good morning everyone! We're coming ...

Isles blanked by Pens

The Islanders have three goaltenders on their roster, but the team is still waiting for one of them to establish himself as the clear No. 1. The dilemma hasn’t been helped by the fact the two goalies who have started -- Evgeni Nabokov and Al Montoya -- have played...

Game #11 - at New York Islanders

2011-12 Game 11 Pittsburgh Penguins (6-2-2, 14 points) at New York Islanders (3-3-0, 6 points) Here's one guy you won't see in the lineup tonight.  Waive to everyone from Bridgeport, Michael! Why does it matter? This is the first game of the new season against the Islanders, and just the second one since the debacle on Long Island last year.  I...

N.H.L. Roundup: Penguins Shut Out Islanders, Who Loss Their Third Straight

The Islanders and Penguins, who racked up an astonishing 346 penalty minutes in a meeting last season, did not fight Tuesday in Pittsburgh’s shutout victory.

Islanders-Penguins Preview

The New York Islanders seemingly caught Pittsburgh for a home-and-home set at the wrong time, as former Conn Smythe Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin returned to the Penguins' lineup in Tuesday's opener. Then again, there is hardly ever a good time for the Islanders to face Pittsburgh as long as Marc-Andre Fleury is in net. Coming off a shutout that was his ninth win in 11 starts...

Isles to Pens: No ill will

What the Islanders said yesterday and what they feel tonight when the puck drops against the Penguins at the Coliseum might be two separate sentiments.“For me, it’s not even a rivalry,” coach Jack Capuano told the team’s website after yesterday’s practice. “It’s just another game...

Penguins-Islanders Preview

Faced with overcoming yet another injury, the Pittsburgh Penguins don't seem too concerned about last year's rift with the New York Islanders. Regrouping from back-to-back losses remains the focus of Islanders coach Jack Capuano. Seeking a fourth consecutive victory, the Penguins look to continue their domination of the Islanders when the teams begin a home-and-home set...

New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Team Record: 3-3-0 Last Game: 4-2 L vs. FLA Season Series: 0-0-0 of 6 Team Record: 6-2-2 Last Game: 4-1 W vs. NJD Season Series: 0-0-0 of 6 ...

Puck Previews: Pens, Isles renew hostility; Booth’s debut

Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders, 7 p.m. ET. Unless you were Rick DiPietro's cheekbones, you probably really enjoyed the 2010-11 season series between the Penguins and Islanders. First, there was that now-legendary goalie fight. Then, nine days later, the two teams went batcrap on one another, combining for 346 penalty minutes, including 15 fighting majors...
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