Found January 05, 2012 on
The Last Angry Fan:
It’s getting to be somewhat of a running joke when discussing how injury prone Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro has been since signing his 15-year, $67.5 million contract in 2006. In the past four seasons, this one included, DiPietro has appeared in a whopping 47 games because of various ailments the New York goaltender has suffered through.
At the moment DiPietro is on IR after injuring his groin in mid-December, but that didn’t stop the brittle Isles goalie from hurting himself yet again. The team, which in Raleigh to face the Hurricanes, is calling it a lower body injury, and has sent DiPietro back to Long Island for medical evaluations.
Hopefully he doesn’t break a bone or pull a ligament disembarking the plane in New York, a real possibility for DiPietro since it seems his bones and joints have turned to glass and papier-mâché.
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