Kings activate Parse after 5-month injury absence
The Los Angeles Kings activated left wing Scott Parse on Friday
after a five-month absence because of a hip injury.
Parse is eligible to play in Game 5 of the Kings’ first-round
playoff series against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night. San
Jose leads the series 3-1.
Parse had a goal and three assists in the Kings’ first five
games in mid-November. His injured hip eventually required surgery,
and Parse resumed skating several weeks ago.
Parse had 11 goals and 13 assists in 59 games as a rookie last
season. The Kings hoped he would become a top-line forward this
season before his injury.
Parse is likely to play on a line with veteran center Michal
Handzus and right winger Justin Williams, who returned from a
late-season shoulder injury for the playoffs.