The New York Islanders removed goaltender Rick DiPietro from the injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday.

DiPietro appeared in eight games last season, going 3-2-3 with a 3.73 goals-against average and a .875 save percentage. However, the 30-year-old had been sidelined since Dec. 3, 2011 with multiple injuries. The Winthrop, Ma., native dealt with a groin strain, sports hernia and knee swelling.

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