The 5 most devastating injuries in NY Islanders history

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Honorable Mention

Rick DiPietro tweaks hip at All-Star Skills competition

Rick DiPietro made 63 appearances during the 2007-08 season, the third consecutive year he topped the 60 games mark, but a fluke injury started a quick and painful descent due to injuries. In December of that year, DP sprained his knee during a pre-game warmup and missed three games.

Then, at the 2008 All-Star weekend in Atlanta, his lone All-Star appearance, he tweaked his hip, one that he had already had arthroscopic surgery on while stopping shootouts during the skills competition. DiPietro played through pain the rest of the regular season but then decided to end his year early with nine games remaining in the season, and elected to have another surgery, finishing the year with a 28-28-0-7 record and 2.82 GAA.

He only appeared in 50 more games in his entire NHL career.