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Saturday, December 3, 2011
Niederreiter, DiPietro and Grabner leave game with injury

By Katie Strang

Matt Moulson delivered a sensational four-goal effort in the Islanders' 5-4 win over the Stars Saturday, but the team's third victory of a four-game road trip wasn't without a price.

Rick DiPietro, Nino Niederreiter, and Michael Grabner left the game due to injury, the team announced.

The oft-injured goaltender, who missed the first three weeks of the season with a concussion, did not play the third period because of a groin injury; he was replaced in net by Al Montoya although he remained on the bench.

Niederreiter didn't even make it to the second period. The 19-year-old Swiss winger left during the first period with concussion-like symptoms, according to the team.

The 19-year-old Swiss winger had to be helped to the trainer's room after a high hit from Stars defenseman Mark Fistric. There was no penalty on the play.

Grabner was injured during the third period.

According to the team, all three players will be evaluated Sunday on Long Island.