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UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Oft-injured goalie Rick DiPietro has been placed on waivers by the New York Islanders and will likely be headed to the minors once he clears, as expected. The Islanders announced the move Friday, one day after they defeated the Canadiens in Montreal. New York will next play at the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday before returning home to face Carolina on Sunday. The 31-year-old DiPietro has played in only three games this season while serving as the backup to Evgeni Nabokov. He is 0-3 with a 4.09 goals-against average in his appearances. Because of the 15-year, $67.5 million contract DiPietro signed with the Islanders before the 2006-07 season, the goalie is all but certain to clear waivers. When he does, it is believed he will then be sent down by the Islanders to Bridgeport of the American Hockey League. There are still eight years at $4.5 million per season remaining on DiPietro’s landmark deal – one that now exceeds the term limits permitted in the collective bargain...

Miraculous - Islanders place Rick DiPietro on waivers

Do you believe in miracles? On the 33rd anniversary of the Miracle on Ice, the Islanders made a transaction that got the hockey world buzzing. The team has officially placed goaltender Rick DiPietro on waivers, as seen on the team's site.  Assuming DiPietro clears waivers without a team claiming him - let's be honest, it'd take a miracle larger than the Miracle on...

Another Long Island Mess

from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun, It is a given that the first wave of ridicule in the wake of Friday's news that the New York Islanders had placed Rick DiPietro on waivers would wash over the hapless 31-year-old goaltender, no doubt inflicting a torn knee ligament, assuming they haven't all been removed and sent to the Smithsonian. But if there's a God, the...

Anyone Need A Goalie?

#Isles will place Rick DiPietro on waivers at noon. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) February 22, 2013   Intent is to send DiPietro to Bridgeport. Kevin Poulin to be recalled once DiPietro clears. #Isles — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) February 22, 2013

Eklund: Reports: Islanders Putting Dipietro on Waivers. A Precursor?

More to come..the Islanders are up to something with this. Sending Dipietro to the AHL only removes $900,000 of his cap hit under the new CBA rules. Also doesn't that defeat the purpose of the Tim Thomas paper acquisition? What team would WILLFULLY choose to have about $9 million in dead cap space tied up in goalies who won't be playing for them? Waiving DiPietro negates...

Inside The Box Score: Bandits Need Tavares Back

By: Joe Daniel Welcome Queen City Sport’s fans to Inside the Box, a new weekly column dedicated to the Buffalo Bandits. Heading into the bye week the Buffalo Bandits are 4-3, good enough for 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. The Bandits will have plenty of time to rest and get injured forward John Tavares back who has been out of the lineup due to a calf injury suffered January...

O Oh no OHL

Peter Ceresnak (OHL Images) Not exactly a very good night for any of the New York Islander prospects in action on Thursday evening but one New York Ranger prospect escaped the press box and got to play. The OHL gets all the attention as that was where all the prospect action took place. Peter Ceresnak (NYR 2011 6th) was back in the Peterborough lineup after being a healthy scratch...

Joe Finley vs. Brandon Prust

Wow! Big Joe Finley is becoming a much better fighter and not leading with his chin any more as he did in his first professional fight. Actually, I would say that Finley did pretty well in this fight. Brandon Prust was in 20 fights last season and has been in 6 already this season, so I tip my hat to the former fighting Sioux defenseman Joe Finley. Related articles Brandon...

Saturday's speeders

Jesse Graham (OHL Images) Saturday night hockey for the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects was about speed and skating. It fits in with the 2 prospects who earned stars for the night as when either gets into open ice with a chance to use their skating ability; it opens up space for their teammates. First Star Jesse Graham Niagara IceDogs The more I watch Jesse...

Hockey can be a strange game at times

Brenden Kichton (Spokane Chiefs) Friday night was one of those nights that left one scratching their heads by the performances from the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects. There was some good, some bad and some that makes one wonder. First Star Brenden Kichton Spokane Chiefs So Monday Brenden Kichton (NYI 2011 5th) of the Spokane Chiefs was totally invisible...

Dee Karl: Slumping vs Surging, But Streaks are Made to be Broken

The Islanders enjoyed a day off in Montreal yesterday. Had it been coach Scott Gordon they would have been watching video of what went wrong these last few games all day long. But Jack Capuano isn’t Scott Gordon and he has taken on a decidedly easier approach with his team than in the past. Maybe it’s the weight loss. Even during the worst game in Islanders history...
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