by Patrick Hoffman on 09/19/12 at 12:46 PM ET
From Patrick Hoffman at Canada.com:
While these kinds of injuries would be considered a disappointment for any team/player, DiPietro’s injuries are looked at as being worse due to the fact that the Islanders signed DiPietro to a then record-setting contract for 15-years at $67.5 million in September 2006. For a team that is paying that much money, they are certainly not seeing a return on their investment in DiPietro.
Fast forward to now, the Islanders’ 31-year-old netminder is officially off injured reserve. For the Islanders, this means that DiPietro’s cap hit and salary will recur until the 2020-21 season, unless the team ends up buying him out or there is amnesty, something he talked about with Newsday sports writer Arthur Staple.
Click here for more on the Islanders' fragile netminder.
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