New Jersey Devils: Zach Parise Latest To Go Under the Knife As Slump Continues

November 1st, 2010 by Sean Hartnett Leave a reply »
The last thing that embattled Devils' head coach John MacLean needed was for star forward Zach Parise to succumb to injury.  Previously, Parise was an "iron man" for New Jersey as he only failed to appear in 3 of a possible 422 games in his career.  His lowest total of games played in his 5 NHL seasons was an impressive 81.

It seems that it is a case of "Murphy's Law" for the Devils as "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong" this season.  MacLean had shuffled the lines and his team had finally begun to show signs of cohesion.  He had reunited the famed "ZZ Pops" line of Parise-Zajac-Langengrunner and the trio were beginning to rekindle their understanding out on the ice.

Parise is now set to undergo exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his on his right knee and faces an indefinite absence.  The 26-year old left-winger skated to the bench favoring his knee after a seemingly innocuous collision with Kyle Clifford of the Los Angeles Kings during the Devils' 3-1 loss Saturday.

He later downplayed the incident as the cause of the injury and described it rather as a lingering problem.  "It's something I hurt skating th ...

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