News:Scott Parse signed an AHL contract with the Devils, the Bergen County Record reports.
Analysis:Scott Parse, a sixth-round draft pick by the Kings in 2004, appeared in nine games with Los Angeles last season, scoring two goals. He'll suit up with the Albany Devils during the lockout and could contend for a roster spot once the lockout ends.
News:Scott Parse (hip) continues to skate before practice but seems unlikely to return this season, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: A deep playoff run and some injuries could change Scott Parse's fate but it would seem unlikely that he'll lace up the skates again this season before hitting the free agent market this summer.
News:Scott Parse (hip) was able to return to the ice for some light skating Friday for the first time since his surgery three months ago, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: There's still a slight chance that Scott Parse is able to return to the Kings before the end of the season if things go well in his rehab but don't count on him contributing much even if he were to return.
News:Scott Parse (hip) has been doing the early stages of his rehab program but is still likely to miss the remainder of the season, the AL Kings Insider reports.
Analysis:Scott Parse was expected to miss 4-5 months after surgery at the beginning of December which most likely figures to sideline him for the remainder of the season. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Kings' Parse To Miss Five Months Following Hip Surgery
News:Scott Parse will need 4-5 months to recover from hip surgery, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: The Kings had already expected Scott Parse to miss the rest of the season but this officially puts in the nail in the coffin. He's set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason so his days in LA may be over.
News:Scott Parse (hip) will miss the rest of the season and is expected to undergo surgery soon, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis:Scott Parse was limited to just nine games this season after missing most of last year with hip injuries as well. He'll visit a specialist before deciding on surgery but it's fully expected he'll require surgery to get this issue resolved.
News:Scott Parse (lower body) remains sidelined and has no plans on participating in any on-ice activities any time soon, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: There's been very little new information on what exactly is wrong with Scott Parse at the moment apart from a lower body injury. Expect him to be out for a while longer.
News:Scott Parse's (lower body) recent injury could be related to the hip injury he had last season that required offseason surgery, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: Expect the Kings to send Scott Parse to a specialist for further examination as they try to get their arms around his current injury situation. "There's still an issue there. Again, I don't know all the terms for even how to describe this thing. He had the operation last year and took care of the hip on that side. I don't know if it's all tied together or not. I think there needs to be a thorough examination here, by a specialist, and see where that's at," head coach Terry Murray said. Don't count on a return any time soon from Parse.
Kings' Parse (Lower Body) Placed On Injured Reserve
News:Scott Parse (lower body) was placed on the injured reserve list, the LA Kings' official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis: It turns out Scott Parse's injury is more serious than initially thought. There's currently no timetable for his return.
News:Scott Parse left Tuesday's game with a lower body injury, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis:Scott Parse dealt with some lingering hip problems to start the season so hopefully this isn't related to that.
News:Scott Parse scored for the second time in his last three games in Sunday's loss to the Avalanche.
Analysis:Scott Parse has made the most of his time on the team's second scoring line and could stick there even after the return of Simon Gagne.
News:Scott Parse will rejoin the lineup Thursday skating on the team's second line, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis:Scott Parse hasn't played outside of the team's first two games but steps into a good spot in his return to the lineup Thursday. He was slowed by some offseason hip surgery and will look to display some of the offensive skill the team believes he has.
News:Scott Parse appears to be the odd-man out of the Kings lineup with the expected return of Dustin Penner, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: Head coach Terry Murray seems to think that Scott Parse is still slowed from offseason hip surgery, though Parse insists he's healthy. He's a candidate to get shipped to the AHL in order to get regular ice time if he's not able to work his way back into the lineup on a regular basis.
News:Scott Parse could find himself on the team's top scoring line for the season opener if Dustin Penner is unavailable, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis:Scott Parse started slowly in training camp and still hasn't hit his stride yet but head coach Terry Murray likes his skating ability enough to try him out on the first line if Penner is unable to answer the bell for the season opener.
Kings' Parse Role Uncertain After Lackluster Training Camp
News:Scott Parse might be in danger of losing his spot on the Kings' third line with a lackluster training camp so far, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis:Scott Parse is back to full health after hip surgery this offseason but hasn't shown much in his limited action thus far in the preseason.
News:Scott Parse says his surgically repaired hip feels 100 percent healthy, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis:Scott Parse only played in five games last season before sitting out the rest of the regular season. He was in line to be the second-line left winger last season, but he's currently playing as the team's third-line right winger. Parse is in the final year of his contract, so this will be a big season for him.
News: Parse (hip) will rejoin the Kings and skate on the team's top line for Game 5, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: Parse has been limited to just five games this season with groin and hip injuries and last appeared in a game Nov. 15. He'll skate alongside Michal Handzus and Justin Williams and will look to provide a spark for the Kings, who find themselves on the brink of elimination.
News: Parse (hip) has been activated from IR, LAKings.com reports.
Analysis: It's not clear whether he'll play immediately, but his four points in five games this year indicate that he could potentially be useful for the Kings.
News: Parse (hip) participated in the full team practice Monday and hasn't been ruled out for the playoffs, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: Parse hasn't played since mid-November and doesn't seem to offer much upside in most playoff pool formats but he may be available to the Kings. "There's no restriction right now, so we'll get him through the next couple of days of practice and we'll see how his body is reacting and have a talk with him. That's about all I know," head coach Terry Murray said.
News: Parse (hip) has resumed skating but hasn't rejoined practice and there is still no timetable for a possible return, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: He might be a factor if the Kings make a deep run in the playoffs but there's no reason to get excited until he's back practicing on a regular basis.
News: Parse (hip) had a setback and has had his skating program backed off, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: The Kings are going to back off their rehab program for a few weeks and re-visit things after that. If you were hoping for an early March return for Parse you're out of luck.
News: Parse (hip) joined the team at the end of practice Monday for some skating drills, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: He's still likely at least a few weeks away from returning but hasn't experienced any setbacks thus far.
Kings' Parse Skates For First Time Since Hip Surgery
News: Parse (hip) returned to the ice Thursday for the first time since hip surgery, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: Parse was able to skate for some post-practice conditioning but is still expected out until late February or early March.
News: Parse is expected to miss the next 3-4 months due to an injured hip labrum, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: It's a tough break for Parse, who missed the first 11 games with a groin injury. Stash him on your injured list if you can as he's going to be out until at least February.
News: Parse (groin) returned to action in Thursday's game against the Lightning.
Analysis: Parse played just 10 minutes Thursday, but it was encouraging to see him on the ice for the first time this season. Parse played on the Kings' top line with Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown, so he should see plenty of ice time once he gets his playing legs back.
News: Parse (groin) is expected to return to the lineup Thursday skating on the team's top line, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: Parse scored 11 goals in 59 games last year but should benefit from skating alongside Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown. Keep in mind that head coach Terry Murray loves to shuffle his lines so this experiment may not last very long but he's worth a short-term look if you're in need of some help at forward.
News: Parse (groin) could head out on a conditioning assignment before rejoining the Kings, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Parse was a full participant at practice Monday and plans to do so again Tuesday. "We're going to get into more competitive drills, heavy skating, and if he comes through that all right, then we'll take a look at finding a way to start playing (him in) some games," head coach Terry Murray said. The Kings play just two games between now and November 11 so a conditioning assignment may make the most sense.
News: Parse (groin) has been able to skate at full speed during practice and could be nearing a return, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Parse, who has been sidelined since the first preseason game, has been a full participant at practice recently. We'll have to see where he fits into the lineup upon returning but he had been skating on the team's second line in training camp before the injury.
News: Parse's return from a groin injury is not imminent, according to coach Terry Murray, the Kings' official site reports.
Analysis: "It's not something that I'm looking at, as far as the lineup in the next couple games or anything like that," Murray said. Parse has been practicing, but apparently there is no rush to bring back the 26-year-old skater.
Parse Continues to Struggle With Groin Injury For Kings
News: Parse (groin) skated briefly prior to Tuesday's practice but still isn't near a return, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Parse's rehab continues to progress slowly as he's been out since September 22 without showing much improvement.
News: Parse (groin) continues to struggle with his rehab, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: Parse hasn't been able to skate since suffering a setback on October 6. Groin injuries can be tricky and he's certainly not going to return anytime soon.
Parse Expected To Start Season on Injured List For Kings
News: Parse (groin) is expected to start the season on the injured list, the LA Times reports.
Analysis: Parse was expected to skate on the team's second line and still could inherit that role upon his return but he remains out of the lineup with a groin injury.
News: Parse (groin) remains off the ice and will not appear in any of the two remaining exhibition games, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: Expect him to miss the start of the regular season, obviously.
News: Parse (groin, foot) did not practice Monday, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Analysis: In addition to a foot injury he suffered in last Wednesday's game, Parse is also dealing with a sore groin and will not play in Tuesday's game against the Ducks. "He just needs a little bit of time here to get his body recovered and get back on the ice and stay and get ready to go," coach Terry Murray said.
News: Parse has been skaing on the team's second line early in training camp, the LA Times reports.
Analysis: He registered 24 points (11 G, 13 A) in 59 games as a rookie last year and while he's never been much of a scorer coming up through the minors, skating alongside Justin Williams and Jarret Stoll could give a slight boost to his value.
News: Kings RW Scott Parse, who hadn't scored in 17 straight games, lit the lamp twice Monday in a win over the Wild.
Analysis: Parse has spent most of this season playing less than 10 minutes a game and isn't having the best rookie campaign. He remains a very minimal Fantasy player.
News: Kings RW Scott Parse was made a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Ducks. Parse has eight goals and 11 assists in 45 games. "I think I've spoken pretty highly of him in the past," coach Terry Murray Murray told NHL.com of Parse. "He has scored some spectacular goals for us. He teases you a little bit with that, because you want that high energy, that intense play, all of the time. Right now, as a young player coming into the game, there's that top end and then there's a bottom that's a little too low for me right now. I need to see that get pushed up to a higher level, so the consistency, shift after shift, game after game, is there."
Analysis: Murray threatened to take Parse out of the lineup last week, but hoped the threat alone would spark his play. It did not, so Murray went one step further. We are not sure how long this benching will last, but we hope it will ignite a fire under Parse, who has minimal Fantasy appeal.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Kings coach Terry Murray contemplated making a lineup change Thursday night against the Blue Jackets, but decided against it. In Wednesday's practice, Murray replaced Scott Parse with Teddy Purcell -- who had previously been a healthy scratch -- on the third line, and Murray indicated that he would think about making the change for Thursday's game. But after Thursday's morning skate, Murray decided to keep Parse alongside Alexander Frolov and Michal Handzus, with the warning that Parse needed to show a more consistent game.
Analysis: Parse had no points on Thursday and this is actually a disappointing development since Parse has done well for the most part as a rookie skater. But Murray is a demanding coach and has no qualms about demoting or benching players. Parse is a work in progress and remains a low-end Fantasy flier.
News: Kings RW Scott Parse scored his team's only goal during a 2-1 loss to the Flames on Wednesday. Parse tied the game at one 15 seconds into the second with a wrist shot past Miikka Kiprusoff. He has scored in both games since his recall from the minors.
Analysis: This is the second time this season Parse has gotten off to a fast start after his recall from the minors. Coach Terry Murray loves Parse's work ethic off the lower lines, but he is still not logging a ton of PT and all his points have come at even strength. Parse is a work in progress and remains a low-end Fantasy flier.
News: The Kings have called RW Scott Parse up from the AHL and sent C Corey Elkins down.
Analysis: Parse had a nice little spell in late November/early December before being sent down. Still, he's more organizational depth than anything at the moment, so don't worry about him in Fantasy play.
News: Kings RW Scott Parse scored a goal and finished at plus-1 during Tuesday's game against the Ducks. Parse opened the scoring at 5:11 of the first with his second NHL goal. He has five points in his last six games.
Analysis: Parse was expected to be a quick recall and demote player at the end of October, but ever since he came up from the AHL, he has impressed the coaching staff with his gritty two-way play. Parse is by no means lighting up the scoreboard, but he is managing to keep his roster spot. Parse still has minimal Fantasy appeal.
News: Kings RW Scott Parse scored his first NHL goal in Thursday's shootout loss to the Canucks.
Analysis: Parse isn't a prospect and is really just organizational depth for now. Continue to ignore him in all Fantasy formats.
News: The Kings recalled right wing Scott Parse from their Manchester AHL affiliate to fill in for Justin Williams, who has a lower-body injury. Williams missed Thursday's game against the Stars.
Analysis: Parse had two goals and 11 points in seven games with Manchester. He is off to a nice start, but he is still not considered a top prospect. Parse is merely organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: The Kings signed forward Scott Parse to a one-year contract Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not released.
Analysis: Parse had 39 points (15 goals) in 74 games with Manchester of the AHL last season. He has yet to make his NHL debut and has dropped all the way down to the ECHL at one point. Parse is merely organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: The Los Angeles Kings assigned Marc-Andre Cliche, Trevor Lewis, Matt Moulson, Scott Parse, Joe Piskula and Teddy Purcell to Manchester of the AHL on Wednesday.
Analysis: Moulson is the most impressive of the six players, but none are expected to have much in the way of Fantasy value this season.