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DiPietro leaves practice after being hit by puck

Oft-injured Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro left practice Wednesday after taking a puck to the facemask, a team spokesman confirmed.

The 30-year-old netminder, who has backed up Al Montoya the first two games this season, will undergo an evaluation.

DiPietro missed six weeks last season due to facial fractures suffered in a fight with Penguins backup goaltender Brent Johnson in February.