Hurt knee ends DiPietro's year
NEW YORK -- Rick DiPietro's season ended before the New York Islanders' franchise goalie really got a chance to get it going.
Lingering persistent swelling and soreness in his left knee that required surgery twice in four months kept DiPietro out for all but five of the team's 46 games this season and led to Tuesday's decision to shut him down.
"Everyone's consensus is that Rick should rest the knee, allow the postoperative swelling from two surgeries in a relatively short timeframe ...
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