Found January 13, 2012 on Puck Drunk Love:
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...

Islanders G DiPietro won't be back before April

New York Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro will undergo surgery for a sports hernia and is likely gone for the remainder of the season.Islanders general manager Garth Snow told Newsday that DiPietro won't return until early April - and that's in a best-case scenario.DiPietro, who will undergo surgery on Tuesday, said he tried to play through the injury suffered Dec. 3 in...

Surgery could end Islanders G DiPietro's season

New York Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro will undergo surgery for a sports hernia Tuesday that could sideline him for the rest of the season. It is the latest injury setback for DiPietro, who will go under the knife for the sixth time since 2008. The 30-year-old DiPietro has appeared in only 47 games over the past four seasons and only eight games this season. He suffered a...

Isles' DiPietro Season Likely Over

Roses are red, Violets are Blue. Rick DiPietro's hurt. Shocking news from the New York Islanders late last night: Goaltender Rick DiPietro will most likely miss the remainder of the season. The normally impervious oft-injured netminder has been on injured reserve for the past month, after suffering a groin injury in a game against the Stars back in early December. With...

Dipietro to Undergo Surgery Tuesday; Season Likely Done

Newsday’s Arthur Staple is reporting that Rick Dipietro will under surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia. The news is the latest setback for the Islanders former number one overall pick. Staple suggests that this will likely sideline Dipietro for the remainder of the season, but notes the best-case scenario would be an April return. The surgery will be his sixth surgery since...

Injury Updates- Carcillo And DiPietro

via Bob McKenzie tweet, Confirming CHI reports: Carcillo done for year. ACL. via Arthur Staple tweets, Breaking #Isles news: Rick DiPietro to have surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia. Season likely done. Best-case scenario for DiPietro is back by beginning of April. He’s played 47 games the last 4 seasons. This is his 6th surgery since 2008.

Isles' DiPietro to have surgery; out until April?

New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro will have surgery to repair a sports hernia, likely sidelining the oft-injured player for most of the rest of the season.

Sports hernia surgery likely to end Rick DiPietro’s season

In what's becoming too regular of an occurrence, New York Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro will likely miss the rest of the season due to an injury. According to Newsday's Arthur Staple, the 30-year old DiPietro, who's been on injured reserve with a groin injury since Dec. 4, will undergo hernia surgery next week, effectively ending his season. There's a chance...

Surgery may end DiPietro’s season

Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro will have surgery to repair a sports hernia, likely sidelining the oft-injured player for most of the rest of the season. The Islanders confirmed last night DiPietro is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday. Newsday first reported the surgery, reporting that Islanders general manager Garth Snow said...

Islanders goalie out 10 weeks with Sports Hernia and Knee Swelling

Share The New York Islanders announced today that Rick DiPietro will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia. The procedure will sideline the Islanders goaltender for 10 weeks. DiPiet...
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