UPDATED WITH VIEWPOINT 7:49 pm, NVMC – The Islanders have just issued a press release with the following injury updates:
Brendan Witt (lower-body injury) is out 3-4 weeks.
Rick DiPietro is out with a “lower-body injury unrelated to his previous injuries” and is “day-to-day pending additional assessment and treatment.”
Freddy Meyer (abdominal injury) is day-to-day.
The release ends, “No further comments related to this issue will be made until further information is available.”
Point Blank View: On the DiPietro injury, the eyewitness accounts of Point Blank readers that DiPietro was injured during the pre-game warmup may prove to be accurate. Those reports were initially shot down by a source.
DiPietro did leave the ice during warmup on Saturday earlier than usual. This means the readers may have been on to something, and that DiPietro may have played the first period with whatever injury he suffered.