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Report: Islanders’ Rick DiPietro, On IR, Suffers Lower-Body Injury

NEW YORK (WFAN) — The hits keep coming for embattled Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro.

According to Newsday, DiPietro was “sent back to Long Island for medical evaluations” after suffering a lower-body injury Tuesday.

The Islanders placed DiPietro on injured reserve in mid-December with a groin injury. This season, the oft-injured 30-year-old entered year six of his massive 15-year, $67.5 million deal with New York.

The goalie has played in just eight games of the Islanders’ 2011-12 campaign. DiPietro also missed three games in October with a concussion.

The first overall pick of the 2000 NHL draft, DiPietro has appeared in just 47 games over the past four seasons.

Last season, DiPietro missed games due to knee swelling and groin woes. He also sat out most of February and March last year after suffering facial fractures during a rare goalie fight against Penguins goaltender Brent Johnson. Johnson flattened DiPietro with a left-handed, one-punch takedown.

Defenseman Mike Mottau was also sent back to Long Island for evaluation on an upper-body injury, Newsday reported.

Your thoughts on yet another DiPietro injury? Sound off below…

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  1. carl says:

    i agreed its finally time to release RP and move in on. the best thing he can do is at least retire

  2. The Kid says:

    Lets let him get healthy and see how he plays then. I think he has many more good years in him!

  3. Ray says:

    Rick DI PAVANO Great contract Wang..with moves like that u will never see another winner on Long Island…1983…1983…1983..1983..hahhhhahahahah..joke of an organization..

    1. david7590 says:

      2000 NHL Draft:
      #1 Overall-Princess Rick
      #205 Overall- King Henrik

      Bwhahahaha.

  4. david7590 says:

    Princess Rick goes down again. Turn on the Rangers game tonight and watch King Henrik show you how to mind a net.

  5. LI'er says:

    I havent liked this soft punk since day one and I have been an Isles fan since I was born. He is the worst excuse for a hockey player to ever be seen. I hear he is terrible in the locker room and he is no better on the ice, when he is actually on the ice. I say we pay the Ranger to take him and stick with Montoya and Nabokov as back up. Don Malloney and Mike Milbury killed this organization which is finally turning around but need a good, consistant net minder! Ricky is NOT the answer

  6. FRED says:

    ISLANDER FAN SINCE EARLY 70’S.WORST MISTAKE WAS HIRING MIKE MULBURY,SINCE THEN HE TRADED AWAY ALOT OF GOOD PLAYERS AND DESTROYED THIS ONCE PROUD & GREAT ORGINIZATION.SINGLE HANDIDLY.
    THE CONTRACT TO DP WAS DISGUSTING AND NOW THEY ARE GETTING WHAT THEY DESERVE.PLEASE GET RID OF HIM ASAP.CAN SOMEONE WHO KNOWS TALENT & HOCKEY PLEASE COME TO THE RESCUE……..PLEASE

    1. dlongo222 says:

      Milbury treated this franchise like a 12 yr old …

  7. mike says:

    yaaaawwwwnnn ive seen this story before

  8. Steve Chong says:

    I hope that the Isles could invoke the insurance clause in Ricky’s contract and release him without paying him a single penny after this season ends.

  9. rich says:

    they need to get rid of this guy once and for all hes a joke to the organization

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