The New York Islanders' franchise goaltender needed to be tended to on Tuesday.
Rick DiPietro was scheduled to have a "knee procedure" in Colorado, Newsday reported, citing a team spokesman. The goalie revealed that he needed the operation earlier Tuesday on Sirius Satellite Radio.
The team told Newsday that DiPietro would have the knee surgery at the same clinic that performed his hip surgery in March.
DiPietro, who was 26-28 with a 2.82 goals against average last season, has 13 years left on his 15-year contract but has now had surgery on both hips and a knee.