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Rick DiPietro day-to-day with left knee injury

It seems the 15-year man is having some issues with his knee. Again.

Rick Dipietro missed over a year with the New York Islanders due to multiple knee surgeries and has played in just 13 NHL games since 2008. He returned this season and has had some success, with a 2.60 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage in eight games.

Today, news broke that DiPietro was out indefinitely with a left knee injury and instantly there was speculation that the knee troubles that had him sidelined for so long had returned.

Well, it’s not that bad. DiPietro is listed as “day-to-day” with the injury, which he says was just some swelling due to working out to get back on the ice after a week off for the Olympic break.

“It’s like anything, you fear the worst and hope the best and this is as close to the best as possible,” DiPietro said. “This is a big thing we’re battling back from here and we don’t want to do anything foolish to ruin all the hard work we’ve put into it.”