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Zach Parise | Winger | #11

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (17) / NJ
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Zach Parise registered an assist in Minnesota's 3-0 win against Chicago on Saturday.
Parise has recorded a point in each of his last three games. He might be finally heating up after a slow start in his return from a back injury. He has two goals and six points in 16 contests this season. Feb 11 - 10:19 AM

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Zach Parise has scored two goals in the last two games.

Parise opened the scoring just 45 seconds into Monday's 3-1 win over Ottawa. He only had one assist in his first seven outings since his return from a back problem.
Jan 23 - 11:40 AM

Zach Parise scored his first goal of the season on Saturday.

Parise was playing in his eighth game and the marker was also his second point of the campaign. He wasn't able to make his season debut until Jan. 2 due to a back injury. We might see him start to gain momentum offensively as he shakes off the rust.
Jan 21 - 9:43 AM

Zach Parise earned his first point of 2017-18 on Thursday night.

Parise, who made his season debut on Tuesday, earned an assist on a goal by Charlie Coyle in Minnesota's 6-2 win over Buffalo. His ice time increased from 13:35 in his first appearance to 17:30 on Thursday.
Jan 5 - 10:59 AM

Zach Parise has officially been activated from injured reserve.

Minnesota has also assigned Zack Mitchell to Iowa in a corresponding move. Parise is ready to make his season debut on Tuesday night against Florida. He underwent microdiscectomy surgery back on Oct. 24 and is finally available to play. Parise is projected to skate with Chris Stewart and Charlie Coyle on the third line, as the Wild ease him back into the fold.
Jan 2 - 12:16 PM

Zach Parise has the green light to return and he said he is excited to play Tuesday night.

Parise hasn't been officially been taken off injured reserve yet, but that will probably come Tuesday afternoon after Zack Mitchell is claimed or clears waivers. He skated with Chris Stewart and Charlie Coyle at Monday's practice, so he is projected to make his season debut on the third line.
Jan 1 - 2:17 PM

Zach Parise (back) skated alongside Chris Stewart and Charlie Coyle at Monday's practice.

Parise could be available to make his season debut on Tuesday night. Minnesota put Zack Mitchell on waivers Monday in a move in that may lead to Parise's activation from injured reserve.
Jan 1 - 1:18 PM

Zach Parise (back) hasn't been activated from the injured reserve list.

Parise was sent to AHL Iowa for a one-game conditioning stint and is now back with the Wild. After getting into an AHL game on Thursday, the hope is that he'll be able to play for Minnesota next week.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 01:20:00 PM

Zach Parise (back) is skating with the Minnesota Wild Friday morning after a one-game conditioning stint in the minors.

Parise earned a fluky assist on a fanned shot in a 6-3 loss to Rockford on Thursday night with Iowa of the AHL, but more importantly it was a great first step to his pending return to the lineup. He hopes to play at some point next week.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 11:16:00 AM

Zach Parise (back) is heading to AHL Iowa for a conditioning stint.

Parise will play for Iowa on Thursday. This is a great step for Parise, who has been out all season due to the injury. It's not clear yet when he'll rejoin the Wild, but the fact that he's healthy enough to play in the AHL suggests that his NHL season debut isn't far off.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 12:39:00 PM

Zach Parise (back) has been skating with his teammates for the past week and appears to be getting close to a return to the lineup.

There is still no timetable for his season debut, though. "You could see out there he's getting more involved in everything," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We want to make sure — this has been such a long, lingering injury, not only for this year, for previous years — that when he plays, he's fully ready. To us, an extra week, an extra four or five games, an extra few games, his value is going to be tremendous when he gets back. We want him back right, and I'm sure he wants to be back right."
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 10:31:00 AM

Zach Parise (back) took part in Friday's practice.

It's a step in the right direction, but Parise's return likely isn't imminent. For one thing, he hasn't been cleared for contact yet. "There's still quite a bit of ways to go. I think it's getting better and better every day," Parise said.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 01:38:00 PM

Zach Parise (back) worked out his own on Tuesday and coach Bruce Boudreau is encouraged by the winger's progress.

"He's gaining every day," Boudreau said. "He feels great, talking to him. There's no pain. I don't know when his due date is to play. I'm sure it's sooner than later." There's still no exact timetable for Parise's season debut, but he still has to skate with his teammates and be cleared for contact.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 07:01:00 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 11:13:00 AM

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.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 01:02:00 PM

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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
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Gustav Olofsson
6Nate Prosser
7Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Alex Stalock