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DiPietro Out With Facial Fractures And Bad Knee

via Islanders.com,

The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Rick DiPietro is expected to miss the next four to six weeks with both facial fractures and knee swelling.

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I feel bad for his knee, and it’s good there’s no mention of a concussion.

What a left by a righty.

Posted by NathanBC on 02/04/11 at 04:11 PM ET

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The dangers of a long term contract.

*knocks on wood…

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 02/04/11 at 04:12 PM ET

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Could mean an opportunity for Ray Emery or Mike Smith.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 02/04/11 at 04:18 PM ET

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If it weren’t for bad luck, Di Pietro wouldn’t have any luck at all.

Posted by wingsfanindenver on 02/04/11 at 04:23 PM ET

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This is hilarious.

Posted by Chris from NOHS from Denver CO on 02/04/11 at 04:27 PM ET

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Only DiPietro could blow a knee getting punched in the face.

Posted by StevieSteve on 02/04/11 at 04:33 PM ET

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Posted by StevieSteve on 02/04/11 at 01:33 PM ET

Hahahahahaha.

Man, is Brent Johnson a bad ass or what?  He’ll be a legend in Pittsburgh for forever, now.  Unbelievable.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 02/04/11 at 04:34 PM ET

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If only the Islanders had a cheap, yet capable, replacement goaltender they’d plucked off waivers…

Posted by RedMenace from A Tormented Hellscape on 02/04/11 at 04:42 PM ET

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Did Garth Snow take out his disappointment over the Nabby deal on DiPietro?

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from the bar car on the stress train on 02/04/11 at 04:44 PM ET

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Wow.  Just wow.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 02/04/11 at 04:50 PM ET

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Its really not good for hockey goalies to be made of glass.  They break a lot…

Posted by Coastal Coyote on 02/04/11 at 05:06 PM ET

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Thank god they signed a franchise saving goaltender for 12 years.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 02/04/11 at 05:24 PM ET

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Geez, now I feel bad.  As they say, it’s funny until somebody gets hurt.

Posted by Lex Talionis on 02/04/11 at 05:27 PM ET

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DP’s better at stopping punches than pucks. ZING!

Posted by Hank1974 on 02/04/11 at 06:02 PM ET

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Have to ask:

Is this the worst contract in NHL history?

Yashin and Redden were really terrible signings, but neither of them missed 60 games per year and could have been argued to be the worst player in the league at their respective positions when they did play.

Posted by StevieSteve on 02/04/11 at 06:02 PM ET

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Yashin and Redden were really terrible signings, but neither of them missed 60 games per year and could have been argued to be the worst player in the league at their respective positions when they did play.
-StevieSteve

Depends on how you look at it.  From the Islander’s perspective, they’re still paying Yashin but their insurance has payed for most of DiPietro’s contract.

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 02/04/11 at 06:25 PM ET

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