Will be a "game-time decision" for Thursday in Ottawa; Dubielewicz recalled
After being re-evaluated today in Montreal by medical personnel and the Islanders training staff, goaltender Rick DiPietro will be a "game-time decision" for Thursday night's match against the Senators in Ottawa.
DiPietro is experiencing neck stiffness from a collision with Montreal's Steve Begin late in the first period of the Islanders' 5-3 loss on Tuesday night in Montreal.
The goaltender, who is 30-19 this season with a 2.59 GAA, .918 save percentage and five shutouts, did not practice today in Montreal but traveled with the team to Ottawa this afternoon.
The Islanders have recalled goaltender Wade Dubielewicz from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis.