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The Los Angeles Kings will be without Forward Scott Parse for the rest of the season after finding out he will need surgery on both hips as reports by Kings Insider Rich Hammond. Hip surgery is not new to Scott Parse; Last season, Parse played just 5 games until needing hip surgery.


A 6th round draft pick (174th overall) in 2004 by the Kings, Parse has worked his way up into the NHL becoming a pretty impressive player registering 30 points (14 goals, 16 assists) but his hip problems have slowed him down as he’s only been able to play 73 games in his first 3 seasons of his NHL career. Parse has also been really impressive in the +- category registering a +19 in those 73 games. Next season, Parse hopes to have his hip problems fixed once and for all so that he can enjoy the rest of his NHL career with any long spans of sitting out.


*Update*: The above information was provided by GM Dean Lombardi to Rich Hammond. The team has officially stated that Parse will travel to Nashville in early December to be evaluated by a specialist. From there, a determination on surgery will be made.


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