Rick DiPietro out 4-6 weeks with facial fracture, knee swelling

The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Rick DiPietro is expected to miss the next four to six weeks with both facial fractures and knee swelling.

>>Official site

UPDATE: Audio interview is hereUPDATE TWO: The Islanders have signed Joel Martin -- who's been playing well enough on his PTO in Bridgeport -- to a two-way contract and loaned him to Bridgeport.

I have no words anymore, only boldface emphasis. Seems like we already went through the implications the other night (for what, Chapter 73 of the Chronicles of DiPietro?), but commence with your usual, I guess. What else can you do?

(Besides tell Nabokov "I told you so," I mean.)

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