Scott Parse – health update and plan for tonight

Prior to Saturday night’s contest versus the Sharks, Kings’ forward Scott Parse hadn’t participated in a real game since November – also in San Jose.

Although he came away pointless in his return to game action over the weekend, that’s just fine.

The Kings still won and according to coach Terry Murray, his surgically repaired hip wasn’t bothering him yesterday – saying the medical staff reported “Everything was good. No issues at all.”

So, how about his performance – was Murray happy with what he saw?

“I thought he played pretty well. He showed a lot of confidence with the puck. And he has that, I guess you’d call it a little bit of that ‘inner arrogance’ – which you have to have as a pro athlete, to have confidence in your own game, to play, to know exactly what it is you can do and try to do it. I thought he stepped in and did a pretty decent job.”

He played 10:17 on Saturday night, was that the goal?

“No. I didn’t really set any kind of a number there, for him in particular. But, I did want to play four lines. The penalty kill, obviously, takes minutes away from the rotation. So, it possibly could be higher if we go through a game five-on-five. But, he didn’t have any problems on the conditioning side of things. I felt strong about that going into the game, making the decision that he would go out and play, that that would not be a concern of mine. And he confirmed it. He looked good, he looked strong though the game. He brought us the offensive part of the game, some skill that I knew he could.”

Parse will be in the line-up again tonight, as Murray is keeping the same line combinations for game six.

And perhaps that can be a lucky number for him – in just his sixth career playoff game, maybe he can add to the list of April 25th post-season moments.

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

RELATED ARTICLES:

Game Five Photos – Kings vs. Sharks

10 Tidbits on Scott Parse

DIY Surgery an option for Parse?

Shop.NHL.com

Recent Articles

Lombardi Dean LA Kings GM

LA Kings Salary Cap Update After Trevor Lewis Signing, Next Steps

Kings GM Dean Lombardi and VP/capologist Jeff Solomon have been working overtime the past week and it’s helped bring some initial clarity to the team’s salary cap situation. After the signing of forward Trevor Lewis to a four-year, $8M deal, here is how things most likely look for the 2016-17 roster (at the moment):
LA Kings […]

Moverare NHL Draft

Scouting Report: RD4, Kings Select Dman Jacob Moverare

With their second selection in the 2016 NHL Draft (112th overall), the Los Angeles Kings have added Swedish defenseman Jacob Moverare, who is just 17-years-old and stands 6-foot-2.
Here is what the International Scouting Service had to say in their annual Draft Guide:
Skill: Good size defenseman that plays simple game. Good stick and body positioning defensively. […]

Clague Draft NHL Kings

Scouting Report: RD2, Kings Select Dman Kale Clague

Despite having only four picks to work with entering Saturday’s second day of the NHL Draft, the Kings opted to use their first selection of the weekend (51st overall) to take WHL defenseman Kale Clague of the Brandon Wheat Kings. He’s a 5-foot-11 blueliner who is said to have great offensive instincts and a big […]

Major News Items

LAK Prospect No 1

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News