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02-22-2013, 01:02 PM
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There is some sort of insurance on the contract. I found a story when he signed the contract that he would have signed the 15 year deal 1 year sooner (before he ultimately settled for a 1 year deal paying $2.5 million), but there were stumbling blocks getting someone to insure the contract.

They only draw insurance money if he's hurt and not playing, and DiPietro has said as recently as a year ago he has no plans of retiring and that he wants to play. They can't force a guy onto IR. I imagine being waived this time could have something to do with him not just "staying hurt", but that's just a wild ass guess.

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