Center Scott Parse will miss the remainder of the season for the Los Angeles Kings. The 27-year old Parse could face surgery on both hips soon, according to Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider. Parse will see a specialist in Nashville during the first week of December, per Helen Elliott of the Los Angeles Times. After that, it will be determined whether or not he needs surgery.
Parse, drafted by the Kings in the sixth round of the 2004 NHL Draft, was limited to just five games last season with hip problems as well. He has two goals in nine games this season. Parse last played on November 8 against the Nashville Predators, missing the last nine games.
As noted by Hammond, Parse will be an unrestricted free agent next summer.
The Kings are home at Staples Center on Monday night, hosting the San Jose Sharks in a Pacific Division showdown in Los Angeles. Left wing Ethan Moreau scored an unassisted goal at 8:37 of the first period to give the Kings a 1-0 lead over the Sharks. It was the first goal of the season for Moreau.
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