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Zach Parise | Winger | #11

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 196
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (17) / NJ
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Zach Parise (back) skated again on Thursday.
It was Parise's second straight day on the ice, as he recovers from back surgery. He had the procedure because of shooting pain up and down his leg. "I feel good," Parise said Thursday morning. "It's still pretty basic skating stuff out there that we're doing. It feels really good, though." He still has a lot of work to do before he is ready to play for the first time this season. Dec 1 - 11:13 AM

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Zach Parise was on the ice with skating coach Diane Ness on Wednesday.

It's a first step towards Parise's eventual return from microdiscectomy surgery. "You never know how it's going to be the first time on the ice for a little while. But it was almost as if everything kind of came back there at the end of the skate. Everything felt pretty smooth and most importantly, nothing hurt. So it was a really good day, a really good sign, and kind of keep progressing, get a little more advanced tomorrow and the following day and go from there," Parise said. He's still not close to returning and based on an earlier timetable, it would be another month before he's back.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 29 - 1:02 PM

Zach Parise has been moved to long-term injured reserve.

In a corresponding move, Minnesota also activated forward Charlie Coyle from LTIR on Monday. Parise had successful microdiscectomy surgery back on Oct. 24. He hasn't played yet this season and isn't expected to be available until late December of early January.
Nov 20 - 4:02 PM

Zach Parise will be out for the next eight-to-10 weeks after undergoing successful microdisectomy surgery.

Perhaps Parise will be able to regain his form from many years ago as he has not been a great fantasy play of late. Parise has not yet played this season but expect him back in late December or early January.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 24 - 10:25 AM

Zach Parise is reportedly contemplating back surgery that would sideline him for up to two months, according to sources.

The sources said that Parise has experienced little to no back pain, but he has been dealing with persistent, intense pain in one of his legs. The procedure could come as early as Tuesday if he decides to go in that direction. Parise is slated to miss his seventh straight game on Tuesday night.
Oct 23 - 4:59 PM

Zach Parise (undisclosed) will miss Friday and Saturday's contests.

Beyond that, there was no update on Parise's status. With him ruled out for the weekend though, he will miss at least the first six games of the Wild's campaign.
Oct 19 - 2:59 PM

Zach Parise (undisclosed) hasn't officially been ruled out for Friday's game at Winnipeg yet.

"I don't know," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "I mean, optimistically, I'd say, 'Hey, listen, whatever it was is gone and he feels great and hopefully he's ready to go.'" However, that is probably too optimistic after Parise left Monday's practice early. The Wild didn't have an update on his status Tuesday, but he is slated to visit with a doctor Wednesday, so the team may have a better idea where he stands by Thursday. It doesn't seem like Parise will be ready to play this weekend, but we'll keep you posted when we learn more.
Oct 18 - 10:23 AM

Zach Parise (undisclosed) suffered a setback and left Monday's practice early.

"I don't know how much of a setback," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "I talked to him before practice and he felt great." He was skating with Eric Staal and Joel Eriksson Ek before leaving the ice. Parise has been trying to work himself back from an injury he had early at training camp. Last week, he denied reports that it was a back issue.
Oct 16 - 2:01 PM

Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau announced that Zach Parise (undisclosed) should be able to return to the lineup next weekend.

With the Wild struggling out of the gate, they'll be very happy to hear that Parise is close to making a return. It's time to start thinking about picking up the talented forward if he is laying around on your waiver wire.
Oct 14 - 12:21 PM

Coach Bruce Boudreau is hopeful that Zach Parise will be ready to play next week.

"That's the plan," Boudreau said. "Who knows? Anything can change. He looked pretty good out there. I know he's champing at the bit to play. It's the protocol and whatever the doctors say and the trainer says is what's going to happen." Parise won't play Thursday and he's unlikely to return on Saturday.
Oct 12 - 10:00 AM

Zach Parise (undisclosed) still has no timetable for his return, but he is "getting closer every day," according to coach Bruce Boudreau.

"Zach is feeling a lot better right now, and usually, players get so anxious when they feel better," said Boudreau. "It's a doctor-trainer thing. It's not a coach thing. We all wish he was back in the lineup. When he gets the OK to play, we'll play him." Parise has been injured since training camp.
Oct 10 - 2:26 PM

Zach Parise (undisclosed) got back on the ice for practice Monday.

Parise denied reports that he has been dealing with a back injury, but he declined to comment further on the ailment. "I really think it's short-term," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "I saw him yesterday, and he felt a lot better yesterday. When you have the few amount of games that we have right now, you don't want to make something worse and worse and worse. That's why we kept him off the game the other day. Now that's three days that he's been off the ice, so we'll see how he is later on today." He worked on the fourth line with Daniel Winnik and Matt Cullen. Parise's return date remains unclear, but he appears to be progressing.
Oct 9 - 6:14 PM

Zach Parise (back) will miss the first two games of the season.

Minnesota hopes to have him back at practice next Monday. Parise missed the entire preseason and was limited at camp because of a back injury. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Oct 2 - 1:24 PM

Zach Parise (back) missed the Wild's entire preseason schedule.

Parise also hasn't taken part in any of Minnesota's practices since Wednesday. Despite that, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau still believes that Parise might be available for the Oct. 5 season opener. "I know he wants to practice Monday, and if he can practice three real good days with contact, I think he'd like to play on Thursday," Boudreau said.
Oct 1 - 10:01 AM

Zach Parise (back) didn't participate in practice on Friday.

It doesn't sound like he's going to play in Minnesota's final preseason game, but the Wild are hoping he'll be able to practice early next week. "We’re hoping — there’s no real update except that he keeps getting better and better," head coach Bruce Boudreau said. "And hopefully by practice Monday — that, in a positive mode — we’d like to see him go full-bore on the ice." Parise remains day-to-day at this point.
Sep 30 - 10:03 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Charlie Coyle
4Joel Eriksson Ek
5Matt Cullen
LW1Mikael Granlund
2Jason Zucker
3Marcus Foligno
4Daniel Winnik
5Zach Parise
RW1Nino Niederreiter
2Tyler Ennis
3Chris Stewart
4Zack Mitchell
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Gustav Olofsson
6Ryan Murphy
7Nate Prosser
8Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Alex Stalock