New-York Islanders in trouble.
The New-York Islanders will have to compose without goaltender Rick DiPietro for some time. DiPietro is not well, due to the post-concussion syndrome he is feeling.
The goaltender collided with Steve Begin of the Montreal Canadiens in the first period of their march 13th matchup. DiPietro missed the following 2 games, then came back to play on march 20th and played 4 games since. The TSN network announced that DiPietro has failed a neurological test and will be out as long as his medical situation will not improove.
This will hurt the New-York Islanders chances a lot. But who is to blame outside the Islanders themselves? When the injury took place on march 13th at the Bell centre, the team staff said that they were relying on THEIR doctors to inform the public remember? If you missed it, you can see what I wrote about it HERE. I had the feeling at that moment that the team intended to rush DiPietro back in net and I was absolutely right. Not a very wise move, especially when the player has just signed a very long 15-year contract.
The Islanders gambled with their investment and loss...