After playing in 59 games in his rookie season of 2009-10, Scott Parse has fallen on tough times on the injury front as he was limited to just 14 games over the past two seasons. Now, with his contract expired, Parse’s time in Los Angeles has, as far as I know, come to an end.


While it’s difficult to recap a player who hasn’t been in the Kings lineup since the first week of November, the soon-to-be 28-year-old Parse proved that he was a good contributor when he was healthy. Operative word: when.


In nine games this season, Parse scored two goals, amassed a +1 rating, recorded seven hits, four blocked shots, had one more takeaway than giveaway and averaged 11:16 of ice time per game.


When Scott Parse was on the ice, he was exciting to watch. Unfortunately, with the bad luck he’s had with the injury bug, we didn’t see much of him and that really is unfortunate.


I personally hope the native of Portage, Michigan, has better luck at his next stop than he did in Los Angeles.




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