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Islanders put Rick DiPietro on IR… Again

Dec 15, 2011, 9:47 AM EDT

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It’s really not funny to joke about Rick DiPietro‘s injury problems anymore.

After DiPietro hurt his groin over a week ago, the Islanders have made the inevitable move of putting him on injured reserve. With Evgeni Nabokov back from his own injury, putting DiPietro on IR hurts a bit less. The fact that he’s hurt yet again, however, has become some kind of sad reoccurring nightmare for DiPietro.

DiPietro’s injury is bad enough for New York but his play in goal this season has managed to be worse. Out of DiPietro, Nabokov, and Al Montoya it was DiPietro who was playing the worst of the bunch. If nothing else, the time away could help DiPietro clear his mind about how he’s played.

Then again, maybe medical science will someday improve so that even DiPietro can play a full season without any issues.

  1. spizzjr - Dec 15, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    I mean he’s under contract for plenty of time for a medical advancement to occur but I’d rather he just stay hurt as a fan of the team

  2. govtminion - Dec 15, 2011 at 10:20 AM


  3. cshearing - Dec 15, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Worst. Contract. Ever.

  4. hystoracle - Dec 15, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    DiPietro has been on IR so many times they are renaming it the Rick DiPietro Reserve List in his honor.

  5. stakex - Dec 15, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Heh, didn’t see this coming from a mile way…. /sarcasim

  6. bcisleman - Dec 15, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    I believe RDP has been hurt a lot longer than anyone is letting on. His first two starts–against SJS & WIN–his stats were decent. After that, they nose dive. Isles should shut him down for the season and he and his agent should have a heart to heart with Wang and Snow in the off season. Both he and the NYI need to turn the page.

    • cshearing - Dec 15, 2011 at 4:03 PM

      Why would he do that? He has a guaranteed contract for the next 10 years. That would rule out a buyout, and no one else would ever think of taking that contract. They are stuck with each other.

  7. aksnowman - Dec 15, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    We thought that in Carolina too till Montreal took Kaberle. Yes, miracles do happen.

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