Parse staying put

I’m heading off to the morning skate shortly, and presumably will learn what the Kings’ lineup will look like tonight against Carolina. It seems that Scott Parse will remain a part of that lineup. Parse, statistically, has cooled down since his three-points-in-four-games start to his NHL career, but really, Parse hasn’t done anything to justify coming out of the lineup. The Kings certainly need more secondary scoring, but unless they want to call up one of the Manchester kids, there isn’t really another option.

Parse hasn’t had a point in his last four games, but his last two games have included the most ice time of his young career, 15:05 against Nashville and 13:56 against Chicago. Here are Terry Murray’s thoughts on Parse’s recent play…

MURRAY: “Parse has been pretty good. I think his attitude has stayed consistent, with his gritty play along the boards. He pays a price. He comes up with pucks in tight spaces, makes good plays, sees the ice well and overall, is playing pretty responsible. So I’m going to stay with him. I think he’s starting to settle in and feel pretty comfortable here, and I’d like to see if that’s going to happen soon enough to where he could take another step and contribute more on the offensive part of it.”

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