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DiPietro Expected to Miss 4-6 Weeks

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Rick DiPietro is expected to miss the next four to six weeks with both facial fractures and knee swelling.

DiPietro, 29, has played in 21 games with the Islanders this season, posting a 7-10-4 record with a 3.36 goals against average (GAA) and a .890 save percentage (sv%). The Winthrop, MA, native was the first overall selection in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. In 302 career regular season games with the Islanders, DiPietro shows a 126-127-8 record with a 2.83 GAA and a .904 save percentage.

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