The New Jersey Devils playoff drive might have some reinforcements on the way as NorthJersey.com's Fire and Ice blog is reporting that Zach Parise practiced with the Devils for the first time on Thursday since undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee on Nov. 2.
According to NorthJersey.com, Parise skated on a line with David Steckel and Adam Mair. While he reportedly looked good in practice, he is unlikely to play in the Devils' next two games on Friday against the Penguins in Pittsburgh and Saturday in Buffalo against the Sabres.
The 26-year-old Parise has not seen game action since originally suffering the injury on Oct. 30 in a game against the Los Angeles Kings. The Minneapolis native, who is scheduled to become a restricted free agent at season's end, has three goals and three assists in 12 games this season.