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Zach Parise | Winger | #11

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 197
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (17) / NJ
Contract: view contract details

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Zach Parise notched two goals and a whopping 10 shots during Minnesota's 6-3 loss to the Islanders on Sunday.
Parise's first two tallies of the season were numbers 300 and 301 in his career, which ranks him the top active American-born goal scorer in the NHL. The 32-year-old now has five points in six games so far this season. Oct 23 - 10:06 PM

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Zach Parise is one goal away from No. 300 for his career.

He had a chance at the milestone on Saturday against Winnipeg, but he hit the post with an empty net to shoot at. Parise will become the third Minnesota-born 300-goal scorer; behind only Dave Christian at 340 and Phil Housley at 338. He will look to get it done on Tuesday versus Los Angeles.
Oct 18 - 12:46 PM

Zach Parise (back) has officially been cleared by the Wild's doctors.

Parise had season-ending back surgery in May. "Really good news so far," said Wild GM Chuck Fletcher. "He was just cleared by our medical staff last week. He's cleared to play." Before heading to Wild training camp, Parise will represent Team USA at the upcoming World Cup. The 32-year-old scored 25 goals and 53 points in 70 games last season.
Aug 31 - 1:36 AM

Zach Parise (back) says he's "good to go" for the World Cup.

"I feel really good," Parise said. "All the rehab went and is going well. I’m happy with the progress. The doctors were really happy today. … I’m really happy with it. I’m good to go." Parise dealt with a herniated disk in his back and it forced him to miss the playoffs last year. The 32-year-old had 25 goals and 53 points in 70 games during the 2015-16 season. He should easily surpass those totals if he stays healthy.
Aug 27 - 9:43 AM

Zach Parise is confident that he will be ready for the World Cup of Hockey next month.

Team USA will report to training camp for physicals on Sept. 4 and Parise expects to get a clean bill of health barring anything unforeseen. He missed the end of the regular season and the playoffs with a lower-back injury. Parise was able to get better through "a lot of physical therapy" and surgery was not required.
Aug 10 - 8:43 PM

Minnesota star Zach Parise has been skating on his own and progressing well, Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said Monday.

Parise missed the Wild's six games against the Dallas Stars in the first round of the playoffs because of a back injury. "He feels very good," Fletcher said. "Rehab has gone well and he's working out."
Jun 20 - 10:57 PM

Zach Parise will be one of seven Minnesota players participating at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.

Parise and Ryan Suter will skate for Team U.S.A.. Nino Niederreiter and Thomas Vanek will represent Team Europe, while Finland will roster Mikko Koivu, Mikael Granlund and Erik Haula.
May 28 - 11:06 AM

Zach Parise is doing well in his recovery from a season-ending back injury.

"I'm happy [with] the way it's going because I'm able to do what I normally would do had nothing happened," Parise said. "That's why I'm really optimistic and feeling really good about it." He opted for rehabilitation instead of surgery and hopes to be ready for the World Cup of Hockey in September.
May 27 - 1:00 PM

Zach Parise had been playing with a herniated disk in his lower back for three months before a hit on April 5 took him out of the lineup.

"I don't know if you've ever had nerve pain, but it doesn't feel very good," said Parise. "It's been really scary, some of the things that I was feeling. There was a lot of pain and just some of the things that were happening, it was a little eye-opening." He is hoping to avoid off-season back surgery with therapy and rehab. Parise believes he has made positive progress with that path so far and feels like he'll be training normally by midsummer. He still wants to play for the United States in the World Cup of Hockey in September.
Apr 28 - 9:29 AM

Zach Parise's upper-body injury is a back problem.

It prevented Parise from participating in the playoffs. He described the injury as scary and a little eye-opening, but he doesn't anticipate missing any more time over it. He expects to be available for the World Cup.
Apr 27 - 4:49 PM

Zach Parise (back) skated on his own Tuesday.

He is rehabbing from a back injury that could require surgery. An update on his status is expected to come on Wednesday, but it probably change from him being out indefinitely.
Apr 19 - 3:52 PM

Zach Parise may need season-ending microdiscectomy surgery.

The procedure would relieve pressure on the spinal nerve column, but it hasn't been decided yet if he'll get it done. According to the report, he will try physical therapy first. Parise is out indefinitely for the time being with an "upper-body injury."
Apr 14 - 2:25 PM

Zach Parise (upper body) will miss at least the first two games of the Wild's first round series.

Minnesota is referring to Parise as being out indefinitely as opposed to day-to-day, so he might end up missing significantly more than just those two games. Parise hasn't been skating with the Wild either since April 5. He finished the regular season with 25 goals and 53 points in 70 contests. Needless to say, losing Parise is a major blow to the Wild.
Apr 13 - 12:10 PM

Zach Parise was reportedly seeing a specialist in Rochester on Monday after aggravating a back injury that he has dealt with since January.

He is officially listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. Parise hasn't been on the ice since last Tuesday's game against the San Jose Sharks. He was diagnosed with a herniated disk in January, but played through the ailment until sources say he started suffering from tingling in his legs, foot numbness and disabling back pain. The Wild have declined to comment on the situation, but it doesn't look like he will be ready to play in Game 1 on Thursday. We'll keep you posted.
Apr 12 - 9:31 AM

Zach Parise (undisclosed) didn't practice on Monday.

He didn't play in Saturday's regular-season finale and he missed Sunday's practice as well. It remains uncertain if he will be able to play on Thursday when the Wild begin the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs in Dallas.
Apr 11 - 2:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikko Koivu
2Eric Staal
3Erik Haula
4Joel Eriksson Ek
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Charlie Coyle
2Jason Pominville
3Chris Stewart
4Nino Niederreiter
5Zac Dalpe
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Matt Dumba
5Jonas Brodin
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper