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Islanders aware of DiPietro's depression comments

Updated: February 28, 2013, 9:04 PM ET
Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders say they are aware of goalie Rick DiPietro's comments about depression and suicide, and plan to handle the matter internally.

DiPietro, placed on waivers and then sent to the minors last week, said in an interview with News 12 Long Island that he has fought depression and pondered suicide because of his history of injuries, the weight of a giant contract and the team's constant losing.

The 31-year-old goalie later told reporters his comments ...

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