DiPietro Discussion Thread Part II (Post 746 **Placed on Waivers**)
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10-20-2012, 11:12 AM
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Originally Posted by
Rickety in the press box for his game in germany today. LOL
That's not unexpected when he isn't starting. The league has rules about how many foreigners can play every game, which isn't the same as the number they can have under contract. With their two NHL-signings, someone had to sit. Now the backup will play, so not having DiPietro on the bench opens up a spot for someone who had to sit.
DiPietro didn't play particularly well in the first two games and the team says they might have underestimated the time it takes for someone who hasn't played in a long time to get accustomed. They will have almost a week of rest after this game, enough time for lots of practise. They thought it would help more if they give DiPietro a whole week of practise instead of throwing him into another game before he has settled.
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