It appears Rick DiPietro has played his last game for the New York Islanders.
Newsday’s Arthur Staple reported via Twitter on Monday night that the club will place the goaltender on waivers Tuesday with the purpose of using a compliance buyout on DiPietro’s contract, which has eight years remaining at $4.5 million annually.
By using a compliance buyout, the Islanders would pay DiPietro $1.5 million annually for the next 16 years. That money would not count against the salary cap.
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