Devils haven’t talked extension with Zach Parise

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

Zach Parise has spent his entire seven-year NHL career playing for the New Jersey Devils, but the captain may find himself as an unrestricted free agent for the first time this summer.

The Newark Star-Ledger reports that Parise hasn't had any extension talks with the team even though Parise doesn't think having them would distract him in the slightest from the season at hand. The Devils are currently in fourth place in the Atlantic Division, 10 points behind the first-place New York Rangers, after beating their rivals in a shootout Tuesday night.

"I try not to think about it," Parise said, according to the paper. "It can't interfere with what's ahead."

The 27-year-old left wing has 16 goals and 25 assists so far this season. Last year, he only appeared in 13 games because of torn meniscus in his right knee, scoring three goals and notching three assists.

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