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Zach Parise | Winger

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 197
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Zach Parise (knee) has returned from his knee injury.
Minnesota's afternoon contest against Winnipeg is Parise's first game since Nov. 5. Prior to his injury, he had seven goals and nine points in 12 contests this season. Nov 27 - 4:16 PM

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Zach Parise (knee) is hopeful he can get back into the lineup on Friday afternoon against Winnipeg.

He said he felt "comfortable doing everything" during Minnesota's practice on Thursday. Parise skated on a regular line during the session and he will be checked out in the morning to see if he can play in his first game since Nov. 5.
Nov 27 - 9:22 AM

Zach Parise (knee) took part in Thursday's practice.

Parise skated on a line with Mikael Granlund and Charlie Coyle. He might be able to return on Friday, but nothing has been decided yet. The Wild might ultimately opt to give him a little more time to prepare for his return as this was just his first practice since getting hurt.
Nov 26 - 12:23 PM

Zach Parise (knee) may practice with his teammates on Thursday.

He joined the Wild for Wednesday's morning skate. Still, Parise isn't expected to play Friday and Saturday when the Wild host Winnipeg and Dallas, respectively.
Nov 26 - 10:29 AM

Zach Parise (knee) is expected to continue skating with Minnesota's skating and skills instructor this week.

"We'll just take things slowly," coach Mike Yeo said. "We're not panicking here by any means. I was shocked that he was on the ice with us — well, not shocked knowing him, but we weren't sitting around thinking that he'd be in the lineup for us Wednesday." Parise was expected to be sidelined for a month, but he was skating again by the two and a half-week mark. He has already missed seven games and is doubtful to play in Minnesota's three games this week.
Nov 24 - 12:23 PM

Zach Parise (knee) didn't skate Monday.

Parise didn't look himself during Saturday's morning skate, according to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune. Still, this shouldn't be viewed as a setback because he is getting closer to being back in the lineup. Parise may not be available to play this week, though.
Nov 23 - 1:13 PM

Zach Parise (knee) should be able to return within the span of a week.

Parise has missed six straight contests due to a sprained knee ligament. He'll take part in Saturday's pregame warmups, but he won't participate in that contest. He hasn't taken contact yet and the warmups shouldn't provide any. So the question turns to when he'll resume practicing with the team and given his timetable, we assume it shouldn't be long now.
Nov 21 - 11:14 AM

Zach Parise (knee) has resumed skating, but there's still no timetable in place for his return.

He still isn't traveling with the Wild as the team continues its road trip this week. Parise hasn't played since Nov. 5 because of an MCL injury.
Nov 16 - 1:19 PM

Zach Parise will likely miss another two weeks because of a knee injury, according to coach Mike Yeo.

That will probably keep him on the sidelines for at least the next five games. Parise missed his first game because of the ailment on Saturday against Tampa Bay.
Nov 9 - 2:09 PM

Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said the team will play it safe with Zach Parise (knee).

"The thing with Zach is you’re managing the injury, and you’re also managing Zach," Fletcher said. "I mean, Zach would probably want to play [Saturday], so I think we want to make sure that we do what’s right for Zach and for the team long-term. He’s such a great competitor. You saw it the other night. Most players would not have been able to come back, and he managed to come back and even then, the doctors had to say, ‘Listen, you’ve got to come out.’ It’s a long season."
Nov 8 - 12:05 PM

The Minnesota Wild announced that Zach Parise suffered a sprained right MCL on Thursday and he will be evaluated on a weekly basis.

The injury occurred after Parise was hit by Preds forward James Neal early in the first period. Although he will be out for a while, the Wild may have dodged a bullet considering how severe the injury looked in real-time. Parise has seven goals and nine points this season.
Nov 7 - 12:39 PM

Zach Parise (lower body) will be out for at least a couple games.

Parise's injury is believed to be more day-to-day than week-to-week, but beyond that we don't have a timetable for him yet. He suffered the injury during Thursday's contest.
Nov 6 - 1:37 PM

Wild coach Mike Yeo said Zach Parise will not play Saturday.

An update on Parise's status is expected to come Friday. His knee collided with the knee of Nashville's James Neal on Thursday and it got twisted when he fell.
Nov 6 - 9:51 AM

Zach Parise suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against Nashville and he won't return.

It would be a huge blow for the Wild if Parise's forced to miss a significant amount of time. Parise skated off with a noticeable limp after being hit by Predators forward James Neal in the first period. We'll provide an update on his situation as soon as one is made available.
Nov 5 - 9:15 PM

Zach Parise scored a goal in a 5-4 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

He finished the game with one goal and a minus-2 rating. The 31 year old forward now has seven goals in eight games played. He won’t score the 72 goals he’s on pace for but will likely challenge his career high of 45 goals from 2008-09.
Oct 25 - 8:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikael Granlund
2Mikko Koivu
3Charlie Coyle
4Tyler Graovac
LW1Zach Parise
2Jason Zucker
3Erik Haula
4Justin Fontaine
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Nino Niederreiter
4Ryan Carter
5Zac Dalpe
6Chris Porter
7Kurtis Gabriel
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Jonas Brodin
5Matt Dumba
6Christian Folin
7Gustav Olofsson
8Nate Prosser
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Niklas Backstrom