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Zach Parise | Winger | #11

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 196
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (17) / NJ
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Zach Parise is still considered day-to-day.

Wild head coach John Torchetti won't reveal if his star forward will be ready for Game 1 of the postseason on Thursday night. The injury kept Parise out of Minnesota's season finale against the Flames on Saturday night. Obviously, the Wild are much better with Parise than they are without him.
Apr 10 - 1:15 PM

Zach Parise is banged up and might miss the Wild's season finale as a result.

It might not be a bad idea to rest Parise before the playoffs anyways. He has 25 goals and 53 points in 70 contests in 2015-16.
Apr 8 - 1:01 PM

Zach Parise just can't stop scoring anymore.

Well, picking up points that is. Parise collected a pair of assists during Friday's 3-2 loss to Detroit. He now has points in five of his last six games, with six goals and 10 points in that span. He now has 25 goals and 52 points on the season.
Apr 1 - 11:06 PM

Zach Parise scored in Minnesota's 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

Parise has 12 goals and 19 points in 16 Thursday night games this year, which is significantly more productive than any other day of the week. He has 50 points in 67 games in total this season.
Apr 1 - 1:19 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikko Koivu
2Eric Staal
3Erik Haula
4Tyler Graovac
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Jordan Schroeder
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