Bad luck picking on Rick DiPietro: goalkeeper Islanders New York will be sidelined four to six weeks because of facial fractures and a knee injury.
The goalkeeper was injured in the final moments of Wednesday's game, lost 3-0 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
DiPietro came to blows with his vis-à-vis, Brent Johnson. The fight did not last long, since DiPietro fell on the ice after the first punch.
DiPietro says he does not regret having fought: "I'm tired of losing. The team is tired of losing, "said DiPietro media representatives on Friday. You never throw the gloves in mind that you will receive a punch as hard and it will impact the genre.
"These things happen. Johnson gave a good shot. I must move on. "
DiPietro has a record of 7-10-4 in 21 games this season. His GAA is 3.36 and his save percentage, of, 890. The Islanders are last in the Eastern Conference.
First overall pick in 2000, DiPietro has played just 34 games over the last three seasons because of injuries to his knee.