Friday, January 20, 2012

Dipietro's Injury History

Further to my column below on Rick Dipietro's contract, below is a list of some of the injuries he has sustained since he signed a 15 year/$67.5 contract on September 12, 2006.

He's sort of like Samuel L. Jaskson's character from Unbreakable. Thanks to the New York Times for collecting this information:

2006-07 (62 GP)

- Sustained concussion after a collision with Habs forward Steve Begin; missed 7 games as a result
2007-08 (63 GP)
- Off-season surgery for torn labrum in hip
- Missed three games as a result of a left knee sprain suffered during pregame warmups
- Missed last nine games of the season to hip surgery after injury he sustained during the All-Star Game skills competition (guess he was showing off his injury skills, which are unparalleled)
2008-09 (5 GP)
- Off-season left knee surgery
- "After playing one period in first five games, missed 27 games, starting Oct. 27 to knee surgery"
- Missed last 41 games of season with swollen knee
2009-10 (8 GP)
- Off-season knee surgery
- Missed first 27 games of season while recovering from surgery
- Missed last 12 games of season with swelling in right knee
2010-11 (26 GP)
- Placed on injured reserve list on December 21 with swelling in left knee
- Missed five games after suffering groin injury in Calgary game
- Missed 20 games after suffering facial fractures February 2 in his first NHL fight against Pens goalie Brent Johnson
- Missed three games with concussion after being struck in mask with puck in practice (to be clear - it wasn;t a game - it was practice- I'm talkin' 'bout practice not a game)
- Placed on injured reserve December 15 with groin injury 
- Hernia surgery - out indefinitely 

1 comment:

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