What's next for DiPietro?

Rick DiPietro's NHL career is in limbo. Pegged for a compliance buyout -- as confirmed by ESPNNY.com's Katie Strang -- the former first-overall (2000) New York Islanders draft pick is set to become an unrestricted free agent. But there's no guarantee the 31-year-old goalie lands another job in the NHL. Even at a greatly reduced cost.