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Devils forward Zach Parise cleared to skate again

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Four months after undergoing surgery on his right knee, New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise has been cleared to start skating again.

Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello said Parise was examined by surgeons in Cleveland on Wednesday, and given the OK to skate lightly.

Lamoriello said it will be a minimum of three weeks before Parise regains strength in his legs, and tries to start working on moves needed to play hockey. And the GM would not predict whether Parise would play again this season.

Parise, who will be a restricted free agent after this season, had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the knee on Nov. 2. He hurt his knee skating in August and played 12 games before having the surgery.

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