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Islanders goalie DiPietro on waivers

Friday, 02.22.2013 / 12:04 PM / News

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Islanders goalie DiPietro on waivers
The New York Islanders placed goalie Rick DiPietro on waivers at noon Friday.

The New York Islanders placed goalie Rick DiPietro on waivers at noon Friday.


The club intends to send DiPietro to Bridgeport of the American Hockey League if he clears waivers, according to a report in Newsday.

DiPietro, 31, signed a 15-year contract with the Islanders before the start of the 2006-07 season. He has eight more years remaining on the deal, which pays him $4.5 million annually.

The goalie has battled injuries since signing the contract, but was healthy this season, serving as a backup to Evgeni Nabokov. He is 0-3 this season with a 4.09 goals-against average and .855 save percentage.

The first pick of the 2000 NHL Draft, DiPietro is 130-136-8 in his career, with a 2.87 GAA and .902 save percentage in 318 National Hockey League games.

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