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Watch the Rick DiPietro interview from News 12

Rick DiPietro tells News 12's Kevin Maher exactly

News 12 sports reporter Kevin Maher interviewed Rick DiPietro on Thursday at practice with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

In the video, embedded above, DiPietro talks about the emotions he felt being waived by the Islanders and demoted to their minor-league affiliate, plus what it has been like for him the past few seasons.

The transcript of his quotes are below, but you should also watch...

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Josh Bailey still second

New York Islanders' Josh Bailey charges towards the

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Josh Bailey remained on the second line with Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo for a second day of practice Wednesday. Those three had a good run at the end of last season.

Michael Grabner was on the left with Keith Aucoin and Colin McDonald, and David Ullstrom skated with Casey Cizikas and Matt Martin.

Evgeni Nabokov will get the start Thursday night in goal against the Rangers at Madison...

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Lubomir Visnovsky's son OK

Lubomir Visnovsky controls the puck against Jiri Tlusty

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Lubomir Visnovsky reported that his 4-year-old son had successful, unspecified surgery in Bratislava, Slovakia, over the weekend and that his wife and two children soon will be joining the defenseman on Long Island.

Visnovsky did not report to the Islanders when training camp began due to concerns over his son’s health. He hoped to stay the entire season in Slovakia but the KHL said he could...

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Michael Grabner looks forward to 2014 Winter Olympics

Michael Grabner (40) celebrates his goal against the

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Michael Grabner has something special to look forward to next February. Austria, Grabner’s native country, qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia, with a 3-2 overtime loss to Germany on Sunday — Austria needed only one point to win the qualifying group. Grabner, who played for his hometown Villach during the lockout, will certainly be on the Olympic roster if the...

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