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Rick DiPietro day-to-day with left knee injury

Mar 1, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT

It seems the 15-year man is having some issues with his knee. Again.

Rick
Dipietro missed over a year with the New York  Islanders due to
multiple knee surgeries and has played in just 13 NHL games since 2008.
He returned this season and has had some success, with a 2.60
goals-against average and a .900 save percentage in eight games.

Today,
news broke that DiPietro
was out indefinitely
with a left knee injury and instantly there
was speculation that the knee troubles that had him sidelined for so long had
returned.

Well, it’s not that bad. DiPietro is listed as
“day-to-day” with the injury, which
he says was just some swelling
due to working out to get back on
the ice after a week off for the Olympic break.

“It’s like anything, you fear the worst and hope the best and this is
as close to the best as possible,” DiPietro said. “This is a big thing
we’re battling back from here and we don’t want to do anything foolish
to ruin all the hard work we’ve put into it.”

  1. Zach - Mar 1, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    The Islanders have to be glad at this point that they didn’t unload Biron or Roloson yet.

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