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Parise to undergo arthroscopic surgery

Josefson out 6-8 weeks following thumb surgery

Monday, 11.1.2010 / 7:46 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Parise to undergo arthroscopic surgery
Zach Parise
The Devils’ injury troubles continued Monday when the team announced that left wing Zach Parise will undergo exploratory arthroscopic knee surgery. No timetable has been set for his return.

Parise collided with Kyle Clifford in the second period of Saturday’s contest at Los Angeles and did not play in the third.

The Devils’ leading goal-getter in each of the last four years, Parise has three goals, three assists in 12 games this season.

It was also announced that rookie center Jacob Josefson will be sidelined for the next six to eight weeks following surgery for a detached ligament in his thumb. He sustained the injury at San Jose on Oct. 27 and has missed the last two games.

The Devils had lost 56 man games to injury entering Monday’s contest at Vancouver. The list includes left wing Brian Rolston (sports hernia, Oct. 9, 10 games), and defensemen Matt Corrente (broken left hand, Oct. 27, two games), Mark Fraser (fractured right hand, Oct. 13, eight games), Anton Volchenkov (stiff neck, Oct. 9, 10 games), Bryce Salvador (concussion, 12 regular season/two preseason games), and Anssi Salmela (knee, 12 regular season/six preseason games).

New Jersey closes out its five-game western trip at Chicago on Wednesday, and opens a three-game homestand against the Rangers on Friday.