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Rick DiPietro placed on waivers

Updated: February 22, 2013, 3:35 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

It appears the Rick DiPietro era is coming to a close on Long Island.

The New York Islanders placed the goaltender on waivers Friday, the team announced on its website.

Although logic would suggest the move is the first step toward a potential buyout for DiPietro, general manager Garth Snow declined to reveal his plans.

"We haven't given that any consideration at this point," Snow said when reached by phone Friday afternoon. "I'm not gonna speculate what the future may hold."

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