Friday, October 14, 2011
Rick DiPietro Is Probably Made Of Glass
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.