Parse’s unfortunate break

Clearly something was up when Scott Parse spent nearly 10 minutes anchored to the bench in the third period. Parse returned to the game with just under five minutes remaining, but had only one shift before leaving the ice for good. Today, we found out why. Parse, who had missed almost all of training camp, and the first 11 games of the season, with a groin injury, was in his fifth game back with the Kings, but he won’t have another game for a while. Parse is scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday to repair his hip labrum and is expected to be out 3-4 months. Terry Murray was asked today when he knew that something might be amiss with Parse…

MURRAY: “It was the latter part of the second period, maybe three-quarters of the way through the second period, that I made a decision to take him off the line. I was just not seeing the kind of player that I was hoping to see. I really haven’t yet. I’m just waiting for him to break loose, with his skill, to be able to do something very good for us. Last night, he was into a behind-the-play look. He was turning pucks over, not able to battle along the boards and push against people. To me, there was something wrong. So I made the change on the line and, as you see, he wasn’t on the ice today.”

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