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Devils players eager for Parise return

Wednesday, 03.2.2011 / 11:29 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Now that Zach Parise has finally been cleared to skate again, his Devils teammates can't wait to have him back in the lineup.

On Wednesday, Parise got the OK from doctors to begin light skating on his own for a minimum of two to three weeks.

The Devils' leading goal scorer in each of the last four seasons, Parise has been out of action since Oct. 30. He underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus and has missed 51 games.

"He’s a huge part of our game, and he’s one of our leaders," Ilya Kovalchuk said. "We miss him a lot and I can’t imagine how good we’re going to be if he comes back. He can do everything. He’s one of the guys who’s been here for a long time and I’m sure fans will be excited to see him back. We’re all going to be excited; he’s going to give us a lot of jump, that’s for sure."

Martin Brodeur has an idea of what Parise is going through. Brodeur missed 50 games in 2008-09 because of a left elbow injury that required surgery.

"I've been there with a long injury and when you get the OK to go back on the ice it's like Christmas, Brodeur said. "It's so much fun. I'm sure he's ecstatic about it. Hopefully we'll give him a chance to get himself ready to play for us this year."

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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