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Today, Rick DiPietro showed up at the CBA meetings in New York, and a few folks on Twitter and via email were surprised since he's got a team in Germany and all. It went pretty well under the radar and wasn't covered here (oops), but DiPietro came back to North America around the middle of December, when a whole bunch of NHLers were returning home for the holidays or, possibly, "for the holidays" (since the lockout seemed to be nearing a resolution).

The departure of DiPietro as well as fellow NHLer Matt D'Agostini was announced on SC Riessersee's website, with a goodbye postcard (right).

And if you're keeping score, according to EuroHockey.com, DiPietro finishes his European trip with one league game played.

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Well, we may have messed this one up. DiPietro tells the NY Post he's ok:

@BrettCyrgalis: DiPietro: "I'm great and really enjoying Garmisch! ... I'm feeling good and looking forward to the next game." #Isles

And LHH on their initial mention:

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Bringing the total to eight Islanders playing overseas, goalie Rick DiPietro will be taking his talents to Germany. Via Google Translate/Keith:

Of the New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro legend comes to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The 31-year-old was drafted in 2000 as the No. 1, which he did as the first goalkeeper ever. DiPietro signed in 2006 a 15 (!) Year contract in New York. This was the longest contract in the history of the NHL.

Rick DiPietro has already arrived with his wife in Munich and arrived in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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