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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 (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

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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

Zach Parise (back) was limited at practice on Wednesday.

Parise was on a line with Matt Cullen and Ryan Malone. It's uncertain if he will be ready for Minnesota's season opener on Oct. 5 against Detroit. "Well, I'm sure that's his goal if you ask him," GM Chuck Fletcher said. "To me, it's an 82-game season. You know, I'd take 70 or 75 games right now." The next step for Parise will be getting cleared for contact.
Sep 28 - 10:27 AM

Zach Parise (back) participated in Friday's practice.

Parise had been skating on his own prior to that. It remains to be seen if he'll be available for any preseason games as he has no timetable. It's also worth noting that Parise believes that this is an issue he'll have to monitor throughout the season, so we'll see if this ends up costing him games down the road or impacts his play.
Sep 22 - 5:05 PM

Zach Parise (back) is expected to return to practice on Friday.

It will be his first session with his teammates since training camp opened because of a back injury. Parise is eager to bounce back in 2017-18 after he had 19 goals and 42 points in 69 games last season. However, injury concerns may have something to say about that.
Sep 22 - 9:30 AM

Zach Parise (back) skated hard before Wednesday's practice.

Parise did some high-speed skating and shooting during a session that lasted at least 30 minutes. The next step for him will be to rejoin the team for practice. Parise still appears to be day-to-day after he reportedly tweaked his back before training camp.
Sep 20 - 5:21 PM

Zach Parise (back) isn't taking part in the Wild's third day of training camp.

Parise hasn't participated in a practice yet due to the ailment. Wild coach Bruce Boudreau previously downplayed the injury, saying that the team is being "overly precautions." That's plausible given that we're only talking about the early days of camp so far.
Sep 17 - 12:15 PM

Zach Parise (back) is considered day-to-day, according to coach Bruce Boudreau.

Boudreau doesn't think it's serious, but for now the team is being "overly precautions." It was reported recently that Parise tweaked his back. He didn't skate with his teammates on the first day of training camp, but he was on the ice before practice with the team's skating coach. Parise isn't a stranger to battling injury issues and his fantasy stock has taken a considerable hit for the last two seasons as a result.
Sep 15 - 3:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Joel Eriksson Ek
4Matt Cullen
5Landon Ferraro
6Luke Kunin
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Marcus Foligno
5Daniel Winnik
RW1Nino Niederreiter
2Charlie Coyle
3Tyler Ennis
4Chris Stewart
5Zack Mitchell
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Gustav Olofsson
6Kyle Quincey
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Alex Stalock