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Isles' DiPietro to have sports hernia surgery

New York Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia, the team announced on Saturday.

The procedure will sideline DiPietro for 10 weeks.

DiPietro has been sidelined since December 3, first with a groin strain and then with what is classified as a sports hernia and knee swelling. He has a 3-2-3 mark with a 3.73 GAA in eight games this season.