Rick DiPietro's attempt at making a comeback did not last long, as the beleaguered goaltender was released from his professional tryout (PTO) contract with the Carolina Hurricanes' minor-league team Tuesday.
The New York Islanders signed restricted free agent defenseman Travis Hamonic to a seven-year deal worth $27 million. The team also re-signed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to a one-year deal.
The New York Islanders placed Rick DiPietro on waivers Tuesday in advance of using a compliance buyout to part ways with the beleaguered goaltender.
The New York Islanders made the first significant trade of the 2013 NHL draft, trading prospect Nino Niederreiter to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for gritty forward Cal Clutterbuck.
Rick DiPietro insists that the suicidal comments he made to a local television reporter were not meant to be taken literally.
It appears the Rick DiPietro era is coming to a close on Long Island, as the Islanders put the goalie on waivers.
Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov has agreed to terms with the New York Islanders on a one-year contract extension.
New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov is out indefinitely with a groin injury.
New York Islanders oft-injured goaltender Rick DiPietro is out indefinitely with a concussion, the team announced.
Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro did not dress Thursday against Tampa Bay Lightning after taking a puck to the facemask in practice Wednesday.