DiPietro not hurt after all?
by Christian Arnold/Correspondent
Despite a report by a German newspaper, Rick Dipietro is not suffering from a groin injury.
The Google translated version of the Merkur-Online said that often injured goaltender was suffering from a groin injury that he had been dealing with since Thursday. But Dipietro denied the report via text message to the New York Post, calling the report “not true at all.”
“I’m feeling good, he said. “And I’m looking forward to the next game.”
The articles original translation stated: “Rick DiPietro is suffering since Thursday to a groin problem. DiPietro's loss was something of a godsend for the guests. Because that could also ran Andrew Lord, who finally handed in an extremely strong performance.”
DiPietro has not had a good experience on the ice in Germany. He has played in two games that did not go his way and currently has a goals-against average of 3.03.
Nevertheless, DiPietro says he is enjoying his time in Europe. “I’m great and really enjoying Garmisch,” he told the Post.
The 31-year-old has been a source of controversy since signing a 15-year contract with the Islanders in 2006. Since then, he has played in just 47 games due to a variety of injuries, including – of course -- a groin strain last season.