Found January 13, 2012 on Puck Drunk Love:
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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 was already listed on the IR with a groin injury dating back to December 4th, but now a new injury has emerged that will all but end his work for the current year. DiPietro could make an appearance in April but it's hard to picture the club using the fragile goaltender for a handful of games before the year concludes instead of giving him a sizable amount of time off. DiPietro has appeared in eight games this season, compiling a 3-2-3 record with a 3.73 GAA and a save percentage of .876%. The numbers themselves aren't very impressive but then again the real story here has nothing to do with DiPietr...
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