SHARE

Devils file for arbitration with LW Zach Parise

Friday, 06.17.2011 / 8:31 PM / News

Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Devils have filed for arbitration with restricted free agent left wing Zach Parise.

Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello says the NHL team made the move to protect its rights, adding it will continue to work to sign Parise to a long-term contract.

The move means that Parise will be awarded a one-year contract in arbitration and become unrestricted July 1, 2012, unless he reaches a new deal with New Jersey.

Parise missed most of this past season after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee in early November. He returned late in the season for a game.

Prior to his injury, Parise had been the catalyst of the Devils' offense for four seasons, scoring 146 goals.

Also, Lamoriello gave no clues when the Devils will name a new coach to replace the retired Jacques Lemaire.

Quote of the Day

I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final