Friday, October 14, 2011

Rick DiPietro Is Probably Made Of Glass

Just several days after taking a Brian Rolston shot off of the mask, New York Islanders goalie, Rick DiPietro has been diagnosed with a concussion and is out indefinitely according to the Islanders Twitter feed.

This being the latest injury in the oft-injured DiPietro's career. A career which is highlighted by a contact signed in 2006 that locked DiPietro up for 15 years with a $4.5 million annual cap hit. However, injuries have recently kept DiPietro from being the Islanders' go to goalie.

Last season, after DiPietro suffered facial fractures (pictured above) courtesy of a one punch knockout by Brent Johnson, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Scott Lewis at the Score was generous enough to put together this snapshot of DiPietro's history of injuries.

Hip surgery: nine games
Knee surgery: 60 games
Swollen right knee: 41 games
Various knee injuries: 36 games
Lower body injury: one game
Groin: 13 games
Neck injury: two games
Concussion: one game
Personal reasons: three games
Flu: two games
Headache: eight games

Those injuries have limited DiPietro to just 39 games played since the beginning of the '08-'09 season.

Now DiPietro will have to go through the necessary steps that goes along with recovery from a concussion. Hopefully he doesn't stub his toe while hes is recovering because who knows when we'll see him back on the ice if that happens.

3 comments:

  1. This sounds like an insurance scam/laundering repayment between the DiPietro family and the Islanders. The Islander owner repays the money he owes to the DiPietro family through Rick's contract and they recoup their costs by letting the insurance company pay ricks contract due to "injuries". They never intended this stiff to play goalie for them. This is a masterpiece that should be studied in business school. Or in a court of law. ha

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  2. That black eye was given to him by his own family members when he demanded to play net because he's tired of being "injured".

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