Rick DiPietro loses in his Charlotte Checkers debut

Oct 30, 11:01 PM

Rick DiPietro's road back to the NHL may have hit a bump, as he suffered a loss to the Grand Rapids Griffins in his debut with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers.

The Checkers next game is Thursday, and it's likely that DiPietro will see action on Saturday against the San Antonio Rampage. 

If he improves and the Hurricanes' goaltending injury issues persist, he may end up in Carolina at some point this season.

Nov 26, 12:10 PM

Rick DiPietro released from pro tryout with AHL's Charlotte Checkers

Nov 26, 12:10 PM

Rick DiPietro's road back to the NHL appears to have hit a significant bump, as he has decided to walk away from his professional tryout with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers.

In five games in Charlotte, DiPietro posted a record of 0-4-0 with a .846 save percentage and a 5.18 goals-against average.

Oct 26, 5:38 PM

Hurricanes GM confirms DiPietro signing: 'It's a safety net and could give us more depth'

Oct 26, 5:38 PM

Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Jim Rutherford confirmed that his team has signed netminder Rick DiPietro to an American Hockey League tryout deal on Saturday night. 

DiPietro is expected to join the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers on Saturday.

Rutherford described the move as "a safety net" designed to give the club more depth in goal. From Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer:

Oct 26, 5:10 PM

Report: Rick Dipietro signs PTO with Charlotte Checkers

Oct 26, 5:10 PM

Former New York Islanders goaltender Rick Dipietro has signed a professional tryout with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League according to a report from Larry Brooks of the New York Post:

Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward joined fellow Hurricanes netminder Anton Khudobin on injured reserve this week. While Khudobin is nearing a return, Ward will miss at least a month of action. 

In the meantime the injury locusts have left the Hurricanes with a Justin Peters, Mike Murphy goaltending tandem. So maybe there's an outside chance that Rick Dipietro could play an actual NHL game this season?