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Bet you can’t guess which Islanders goalie might be headed for injured reserve

Rick DiPietro

Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro (39) skates off the ice as the Philadelphia Flyers celebrate after Flyers’ Danny Briere scored a goal to win the game 4-3 in overtime at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)


We’re not going to tell you to stop us if you’ve heard this one before because you’re going to tell us to stop. Isles goalie Rick DiPietro is likely headed for a stint on the IR thanks to a groin issue according to Arthur Staple of Newsday.

It seems cruel to mock DiPietro for continued health issues as he is capable of being a very good goalie when he’s capable of playing. That hasn’t been the case this season, however, as he’s played terribly while watching Al Montoya take the reins as the starter on Long Island. DiPietro’s current injury is made more inconvenient in that Evgeni Nabokov is also banged up leading to Kevin Poulin getting the call from Bridgeport to backup Montoya.

DiPietro gets grief for his forever long contract and being the guy that former Isles GM and NBC maven Mike Milbury traded Roberto Luongo away in favor of. In this case, we’ll just hope that DiPietro can shake things off (again) and be able to play nicely as Montoya’s caddie the rest of the season.