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What To Do With DiPietro?

from Arthur Staple of Newsday,

The Islanders soon may rid themselves of a much longer- standing issue, too. After failing to deal away Rick DiPietro's contract on draft day, Snow may have a decision on whether to buy him out in the next day or two.

If the Isles decide to buy out the remaining eight years of DiPietro's deal, Newsday has learned it would be a compliance buyout, meaning the $1.5 million the Isles will owe DiPietro per year over the next 16 years would not count against the team's salary cap.

The Isles still are in the market for a goaltender, with the team letting Evgeni Nabokov hit the open market Friday.

"We're obviously going to have to make an addition at that position," Snow said. "We'll see how the next few weeks play out."

read on for some Clutterbuck talk...

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Savage Henry's avatar

Why would a team that perpetually struggles to hit the salary floor use a compliance buyout on anybody?  That’s $1.5M they wouldn’t have to pay another player.

Posted by Savage Henry on 07/01/13 at 02:04 PM ET

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