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Parise with torn meniscus will miss three months.

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ZP out 3 months as per TG tweet.

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Zach Parise will miss three months after having a torn meniscus repaired today during exploratory arthroscopic surgery.

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nope, three months. torn meniscus: http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/fireice/devils_left_wing_zach_parise_to_be_out_three_months_with_torn_meniscus/

yeah, i moved to chicago in 2008 and recently moved back. i've had my knee surgeries ranging from 2003-2005. my first OS was dr david lin (he actually tore apart me knee very badly with three surgeries), second OS was dr john hurley for five surgeries. if you wanna know more details about all my junk, feel free to PM me!

Sorry you went through what you did, I had a Dr Lloyd in Westwood NJ, and the surgery in Paramus, and like I said, it went great....maybe I was lucky, but I'm sure Zach has the BEST available Dr on the job, and in 3 months he'll be awesome again.

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three months is playing it cautious for zach. i'm glad to see the time out longer rather than shorter. if all goes accordingly -- he will be back sooner than 12 weeks. after the martin fiasco though, i think the team is clearly playing it SUPER safe with zachy.

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it's okay, we'll just have to go to our backup scott clemmense....oh, wait. there's no backup zach parise is there?

maybe when we acquire ilya kovalchuk, our problems will go away.

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three months is playing it cautious for zach. i'm glad to see the time out longer rather than shorter. if all goes accordingly -- he will be back sooner than 12 weeks. after the martin fiasco though, i think the team is clearly playing it SUPER safe with zachy.

it will also help if he listens to the doctors and not try to say he knows his body better

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Im gonna miss zach, but in a way it could turn our season around. Theyre all always counting on the big guns to get it done, someone sometime has got to pull this team outta whatever funk theyre in. We're about to really see what makes the devils the devils, how we fight and we exceed from such adversity. Im sticking it out the devs rock even when we're losing

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Torn meniscus, three months? There is more going on in there then just a torn meniscus. I had 60 percent of my meniscus removed after the knee was locked for three days, and was back to playing hockey in two weeks. Again I am no pro athlete, but his conditioning, and medical staff around him should make it even easier for him to get back to 100%. I know of pro motocross racers who are back to racing three months after surgery for a complete ACL tear. There has to be more than just a repaired meniscus.

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Who will be the next one to get injured? It's not like we will go the rest of the season without anyone else going down.

Also, all these injuries must really be killing the team's wage budget. They still need to pay all of their salaries, and then call up the replacements and pay them NHL salaries as well (instead of AHL salaries).

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Torn meniscus, three months? There is more going on in there then just a torn meniscus. I had 60 percent of my meniscus removed after the knee was locked for three days, and was back to playing hockey in two weeks. Again I am no pro athlete, but his conditioning, and medical staff around him should make it even easier for him to get back to 100%. I know of pro motocross racers who are back to racing three months after surgery for a complete ACL tear. There has to be more than just a repaired meniscus.

i suspect he had a lateral release as well. it's purely speculation OBVIOUSLY but if he's had discomfort for some time outside of the mensical tear, he may have been suffering patellofemeral issues which would lead to a release done in the lateral side of the knee to alleviate pressure on the patella. it's not uncommon to have a meniscal repair and a lateral release done at the same time. it completely accounts for the three month shelf life for zach.

regardless, three months IS being super cautious. i think it's also possible the team is trying to save face and make sure not to step on any toes after recent injury woes in the past couple seasons turned up fowl.

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And boom goes the dynamite. Season from hell, end of story.

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it could be worse. brodeur's arm could fall off again.

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i suspect he had a lateral release as well. it's purely speculation OBVIOUSLY but if he's had discomfort for some time outside of the mensical tear, he may have been suffering patellofemeral issues which would lead to a release done in the lateral side of the knee to alleviate pressure on the patella.

I would agree a lateral release would account for the longer time frame, and might also be a possible explanation. Who knows, but I definitely feel like there was more there than just the meniscus.

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i suspect he had a lateral release as well. it's purely speculation OBVIOUSLY but if he's had discomfort for some time outside of the mensical tear, he may have been suffering patellofemeral issues which would lead to a release done in the lateral side of the knee to alleviate pressure on the patella. it's not uncommon to have a meniscal repair and a lateral release done at the same time. it completely accounts for the three month shelf life for zach.

regardless, three months IS being super cautious. i think it's also possible the team is trying to save face and make sure not to step on any toes after recent injury woes in the past couple seasons turned up fowl.

Just the meniscus could account for the three months. We do not know the extent of the damage or what was done to fix it. The thing with meniscus injuries is if they are are not taken care of quickly it is easy to make them much worse. So his playing for 3 months after the original injury probably just made it much worse. Ive been there and done that and ended up with 3 months on crutches as a result, with nothing more that cartilage damage.

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Well, Ilya, we're paying you a lot of money to be THE guy. Now that the 1a to your 1b is gone, it's time to show us how much lifting you can do.

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well yeah, he's got a sh!t ton of scar tissue in there from playing on an injured knee for a few months. not only did they have to repair the damage, but they had to surely debride the knee as well. i still have a sneaking suspicion that he had a little more done though. 12 weeks can totally account for a torn meniscus -- you're right -- i dunno...just based off of what i've read, i wonder lol.

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we made the playoffs with brodeur out for 3 months. we can still make playoffs without parise.

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i think this maybe a positive we won't have to destroy our roster now.

prob bc we already did destroy our roster...literally. poor saps.

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this will be difficult. but it's why we have 4 LWs making at least $5 million. if two of them get hurt, we've still got two more.

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OMG! NOT good! Very upset over this season and now Parise. :( Parise should have got this checked out when it first bothered him BACK BEFORE THE PRESEASON! In a way I am pissed off at him for doing this to himself. Now it hurts the team even more with him missing 3 months now in the regular season. If Parise got it taken care of way before the preseason and had the surgery he could have been back by now or next month! Now this team will miss him for 3 months bigtime but have faith in this team that it will get turned around still.

It does not get any worse than this. It was a wake up call for the team when Brodeur went down and Clemmensen and the rest of the team rallied around each other. Now Kovy and these veterans have to do the same now without their leader in Parise. Lets see what this team is made of now with our future captain gone for 3 months. Either they rally and get back into this division and EC race OR they fold tent and just quit on the season, which I don't think this team will do. There will be a lot of pressure on Kovy for sure now but he welcomes it.

Well with Parise being out for 3 months there will be plenty of time to re-sign him now to a longterm contract. There is no hurry for that to begin with because now he will have time to rehab the knee, find an agent and get a longterm deal done with Lou. With Parise out for the 3 months the Devils will put him on LTIR porobably tomorrow and use his salary under the salary cap to bring up more players like Tedenby and Henrique or go make a trade for someone. Trades may also be more possible now than ever too. Its going to be interesting what type of team we all will see now until Parise gets back by early February.

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Time to start gunning for that top 5 draft pick. The worst outcome of this is to chase the playoffs and get the 10th seed and a middle-round pick. Go for broke and trade off some parts to build for next year.

Also agree that Parise and the Devils fvcked up by not dealing with this in August. He'd be skating by now, though perhaps that wouldn't matter, either.

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