January 03, 2011
The New York Islanders' season of devastating injuries (Mark Streit(notes), Kyle Okposo(notes)) nearly reached a new level of absurd irony on Monday night, when goalie Rick DiPietro(notes) left their game with the Calgary Flames -- two days after the Isles traded workhorse veteran goalie Dwayne Roloson(notes) to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The ever-fragile DiPietro appeared to suffer an injury on this save in the second period:
While Islanders fans were busy wondering how quickly their team would snatch Flyers goalie Michael Leighton(notes) off the waiver wire, the incredible happened: Good injury news regarding Rick DiPietro.
So the adductor is not a knee nor
a groin (Ed. Note: It kinda is), and a strain is
not a tear. Aaaaand exhale, Islanders Nation. Well, at least until the next