The Charlotte Checkers announced Tuesday they have released veteran goaltender Rick DiPietro from his professional tryout contract.
DiPietro, who joined the Carolina Hurricanes' American Hockey League affiliate on Oct. 26, was 0-4-0 with a 5.18 goals-against average and .846 save percentage in five appearances.
DiPietro is believed to have personally requested his release from the team, according to coach Jeff Daniels.
"He called [Hurricanes general manager] Jim Rutherford last night and thanked him for the opportunity," Daniels told the team's website. "He just didn’t think it was going to go anywhere.