Here is a statement from general manager Garth Snow about rehabbing goaltender Rick DiPietro:

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“Rick has followed the protocol for his rehabilitation diligently,” said Garth Snow, General Manager, New York Islanders. “He experienced tightness and discomfort in his leg during the Bridgeport game on Friday, December 11 and we felt it was in his best interest to sit out the rest of the game. He will resume practicing with the Islanders beginning next week and we will continue to be cautious and look at his recuperation as a long term process.”