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DP is OK

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Listed as day-to-day, will be re-evaluated on Monday

 
 
Rick DiPietro
At 12:15 am, NEWYORKISLANDERS.COM received the news from the team's medical staff that Rick DiPietro did not suffer any permanent damage to his eye.
 
The goaltender suffered a facial contusion and cuts near the right eye, but an examination late Saturday evening with team opthalmologist Dr. Bruce Zagelbaum confirmed DiPietro did not sustain any serious damage to the eye.
 
For now, DiPietro will be listed as day-to-day and the team expects to have its next update on Monday afternoon. The Islanders next play on Tuesday night when they host the New York Rangers.
 
DiPietro was injured at the 13:26 mark of the second period of tonight's 3-2 victory over the Penguins at Nassau Coliseum. The goaltender was clipped by the stick of Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby. After the game, Islanders defenseman Radek Martinek confirmed to reporters that he raised Crosby's stick.
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