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More groin issues for DiPietro (Updated)

Nov 5, 2012, 4:23 PM EDT

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According to a report out of Germany, Rick DiPietro is being held out of action with SC Riessersee due to a groin injury.

Update: DiPietro is now denying the report, according to the New York Post’s Brett Cyrgalis

DiPietro’s injury history is well known. The Islanders’ goalie with the contract that runs through 2020-21 missed the last 58 games of the 2011-12 regular season with, according to the club, “first with a groin strain and then with a sports hernia and knee swelling.”

In August, the Isles removed the 31-year-old from injured reserve.

  1. spizzjr - Nov 5, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Nobody give him directions to Barclays center!

  2. bcsteele - Nov 5, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    He probably just needs to retire. I don’t think he’s capable of making it through a whole season with out issues.

    • hockeyflow33 - Nov 6, 2012 at 2:00 AM

      and miss out on his remaining contact???

  3. jimw81 - Nov 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    i feel bad for this guy

  4. missthemexpos - Nov 5, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    A goalie with continual groin problems is like a baseball pitcher with continual shoulder problems, frustration all around, for the team, the fans, and of course for the player.

  5. boardupthehouse - Nov 5, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Just take him out the back and shot him

  6. revansrevenant - Nov 5, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    He’s to easy a target for jokes, so I’m gonna give him a pass on the snark. Dude needs to lay off on whatever is causing this though. Maybe see an acupuncturist,

  7. bcisleman - Nov 5, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    I know this is tough on Rick, but I do believe the time has come for him to hang the skates up.

  8. blomfeld - Nov 5, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Sign him to another 20,000 light years !

  9. ballistictrajectory - Nov 6, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    Bury him in Bridgeport and hire an extra bus for his paycheck.

  10. valoisvipers - Nov 6, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    I wouldn’t want to be his insurence company, as they have paid him more often then the Ilses have.

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