Zach Parise needs knee surgery; out three months

Updated: November 2, 2010 at 10:08 pm by Alexander Monaghan

Parise will miss three months after tearing his right meniscus.  Even though he tried to play through his pain, the injury simply worsened.  Clearly the left wing never looked comfortable out there this season as shown in his stat line (3 goals, 3 assists, -1, 1 PP, 12 GP).

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Parise did not have get good news upon his evaluation.  The American winger will need arthroscopic knee surgery and is out indefinitely.  Expect him to miss an extended amount of time to say the least.

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Zach Parise did not play in the third period of Saturday’s 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings and returned to New Jersey to be evaluated. According to Tom Gulitti of The Record, the injury is to his “lower-body” and has been bothering the talented left wing since this summer. He will see a doctor tomorrow.

Most recently the team held him out of a practice before they played the Anaheim Ducks.  After a collision with rookie Kyle Clifford, Parise re-aggravated the injury and will likely miss tomorrow night’s game against the Canucks as well as Wednesday’s contest against the Chicago Blackhawks.  The Devils will return to New Jersey for a match with the rival New York Rangers on Friday.

The team also did not practice today, following back-to-back road games. We will update their lines once we receive an update from the team.

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