DiPietro sidelined day-to-day with concussion
The Islanders have recalled goaltender Wade Dubielewicz from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League. Dubielewicz is expected to be the backup for Garth Snow when the Islanders play the Flyers in Philadelphia on Saturday night at 7:00 pm (FSNY, Bloomberg 1130).
Rick DiPietro has returned to Long Island to be evaluated by Islanders doctors after suffering a concussion in the second period of the Islanders' 5-3 win in Washington last night. DiPietro was struck in the head by the knee of Capitals forward Jeff Halpern while diving to smother a loose puck. The goaltender is listed as day-to-day.
In three games with the Sound Tigers this season, the 26-year old Dubielewicz is 1-1-1 with 6.33 GAA. In two games with the Islanders in the 2003-04 season, he had a 1.73 GAA while earning a win and a tie. He was signed as a free agent out of the University of Denver on May 25, 2003.
The Sound Tigers have recalled goalie Frederic Cloutier from Pensacola of the East Coast Hockey League to replace Dubielewicz.