Two days after the Islanders dealt veteran netminder Dwayne Roloson to Tampa Bay for defensive prospect Ty Wishart, goaltender Rick DiPietro went down in the second period of the Islanders game against the Calgary Flames.
Powered by a pair of goals from both John Tavares and Matt Moulson, the Islander had a cushy 4-1 lead until suffering the spirit-sapping blow when a scene all-too-familiar unfolded at Scotiabank Saddledome.
With the Flames down by 3 goals and desperate, DiPietro faced a flurry of shots, turning aside two straight attempts by Jarome Iginla. But afterward, he was slow to get up, prompting head trainer Garrett Timms to rush onto the ice.
DiPietro, who recently returned from a short stint on injured reserve for swelling in his surgically-repaired knee, appeared for a moment like he would remain in the game, but after a second consult from Timms skated towards the Islanders bench.
Calgary native Nathan Lawson, recalled from Bridgeport Sunday morning after the Islanders traded Roloson, entered the game at 5:40.
It is unclear the nature and/or severity of the injury at this point.