Rick DiPietro RUMORS & NEWS

  • Awkward: Rick DiPietro, AHL team in same Toronto hotel as Isles

    CBS Sports "The New York Islanders are in Toronto to play the Maple Leafs on Tuesday night in NHL action. The Charlotte Checkers are in Toronto for a pair of games including one on Tuesday night against the Marlines in AHL action. That's why things might get a little awkward in Canada's biggest city and..." November 18

  • Rick DiPietro signs tryout deal with AHL's Charlotte Checkers

    CBS Sports "It sounds like Rick DiPietro will make his triumphant (?) return to professional hockey. According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, DiPietro has signed a professional tryout contract with the Charlotte Checkers, American Hockey League affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes. " October 26

  • DiPietro Says He'll Play Again

    New York Post "There was no waver in his voice, no second-guessing, no questioning. Rick DiPietro wants to play hockey again. “I’m still a young man,” DiPietro told The Post yesterday, the day the oft-injured goalie cleared waivers and was bought out by the Islanders, the only NHL team he has ever played..." July 04

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles will place Rick DiPietro on waivers tomorrow for purpose of compliance buyout, Newsday has learned.

  • DiPietro says TV interview comment was meant in jest

    New York Post "Nobody who knows Rick DiPietro ever will accuse him of possessing an overwhelming amount of tact. But yesterday afternoon, six days after the Islanders’ former franchise goaltender was placed on waivers en route to the minors, his dark sense of humor was taken out of context to the point where..." March 01

  • Rick DiPietro: Islanders waiver 'ripped my heart out, stabbed it...'

    Lighthouse Hockey "Kevin Maher of News 12 Long Island promises a candid interview with Rick DiPietro that will preview on the air at 3 p.m. today and air in its entirety at 5 p.m. To preview it, Maher tweeted a few quotes that show the raw emotion the Islanders goaltender felt after being waived halfway through a..." February 28

  • Islanders waive overpaid, underplayed DiPietro

    New York Post "Something had to give for the Islanders, and it turned to be the inevitable, long-awaited demotion of Rick DiPietro. The Islanders’ oft-injured goalie was placed on waivers yesterday, and when he clears by noon today, he will be assigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL, where his..." February 23

  • Islanders place Dipietro on waivers; demotion expected

    TSN "The next stop in the career of 31-year-old Rick DiPietro could be the American Hockey League. The New York Islanders put the goaltender on waivers Friday afternoon for the purpose of demoting him to the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The team is expected to recall Kevin Poulin to take his..." February 22

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    Arthur Staple @

    #Isles will place Rick DiPietro on waivers at noon.

  • DiPietro falls in third start, Islanders lose to Senators

    New York Post "Rick DiPietro made his third start of the season and made 23 saves, but the Islanders were on the wrong end of a 3-1 decision against the Senators Tuesday night. The Islanders goaltender allowed Andre Benoit and Dave Dziurzynski to score their first NHL goals, and Craig Anderson made 37 saves..." February 20

  • Islanders fans jeer DiPietro for 3rd-period flop

    New York Post "Rick DiPietro skated onto the ice at Nassau Coliseum last night for his second start of the season, greeted by boos that seemed too loud to match the smattering of fans spread throughout the arena. The punchlines were prepared. But heading into the third period, the oft-injured, much-maligned..." February 12

  • DiPietro sticks with it after painful letdowns

    New York Post "The locker room smells actively rank, the smell only freshly dampened hockey equipment can produce. There are about 40 people moving about frantically, some Islanders players undressing and heading to the showers, some young public relations men in suits trying to rein in the chaos, and a handful..." September 14

  • Net loss is story of Isles' season

    Ottawa Citizen "Nothing is going right for the New York Islanders. They play in the league's worst building, the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and are stuck here until their lease expires in 2015. They haven't won a playoff series in 17 years, haven't been to the playoffs since 2007, and won't be..." February 06

  • Penguins, Johnson knock out Islanders

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Brent Johnson already had 14 career shutouts to his credit, so losing one really wasn't a big deal. After all, it's not every day a goalie gets a chance to land a haymaker. Johnson knocked out the Islanders with his spectacular play between the pipes and then personally knocked out New York..." February 03