ISLANDERS, DiPIETRO GET SMARTTeam announces goalie's scheduled day off

2:00 pm: As announced by the NYI, Rick DiPietro will have a scheduled day off on Monday. Might seem like minor news, but it is not. Holding the goalie back on Day 3 is evidence the Islanders’ medical staff and DiPietro – who turns 29 today – have learned the hard way that less is more. Announcing the move ahead of time to the media and fanbase is evidence, simply, that they have learned. Bravo. Comments.