Report: Islanders to buy out DiPietro

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeJuly 2, 2013


The New York Islanders are poised to rid themselves of goalie Rick DiPietro, as the Islanders will place him on $100 waivers Tuesday for the purpose of using a compliance buyout on him, Newsday reported.
DiPietro, 31, signed a 15-year, $67.5 million deal with the team seven years ago, and the deal has been criticized a lot since then.,
The decision to buy out DiPietro will cost the Islanders $1.5 million per year for the next 16 years, because he still has eight years and $24 million remaining on his deal.
DiPietro was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2000 NHL Draft.
He has played in more than eight games in a season only once the past five years. This past season he played in three games, had an 0-3 record and had a goals-against average of 4.09.