Found March 02, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice, Parise was sandwiched between Laich and Matt Hendricks just outside the Devils’ blue line 9:40 into the second period. Laich got his stick up and made contact with th right side of Parise’s jaw in a collision that Parise and Devils coach Pete DeBoer both thought was unintentional. “I thought it was an accident.” DeBeor said. “I know Brooks Laich and he’s not a dirty player. So, I’m sure it was accidental.” “I saw the replay and he didn’t see me coming and kind of last minute he put his hands up to protect himself and got me right in the face,” Parise said. “He just apologized to me after. It wasn’t intentional. It was just an accident.” Parise said Laich, “just said, ‘Sorry, I would never do something like that.’ I told him I didn’t think it was intentional. I knew it wasn’t intentional, but it was nice of him to apologize for it. I told him it was no problem. I wasn’t mad at him for doing it or anything. But it was a nice gestu

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