Prior to DiPietro's injury, the former No. 1 overall draft pick had started a career-best 18 straight games.
Mike Dunham likely will be in net to face the Panthers in Florida. On Thursday night, Dunham got pulled in the third period after giving up three goals in 76 seconds to the Senators. Wade Dubielewicz was recalled Wednesday from Bridgeport of the AHL and replaced Dunham in the Ottawa game.
The Associated Press contributed to this report