Parise scored Minnesota's only goal during Friday's Game 2 loss to St. Louis. With five goals, 13 points and 37 shots over 14 games dating back to the regular season, Parise is finishing off the campaign in good form. He'll need to continue being a key offensive cog If Minnesota is going to climb back into this series, too. Unfortunately, Parise's name value often makes him a pricey fantasy commodity, but if he slips in drafts next fall, he provides a respectable floor when healthy.
Parise scored a goal with 22.7 seconds left in regulation to force overtime in Game 1 against the Blues on Wednesday. The Wild went on to lose in OT, but at least Parise gave the home fans something to cheer about when it appeared Minnesota was headed for a 1-0 loss in regulation. He has 31 goals and 69 points in 90 career playoff outings.
Parise posted a goal with two assists and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-3 win against the Hurricanes. Parise was clipped in the eye by a high stick March 28 against Washington. The good news is that he has not seemed to have any vision issues. In fact, that incident appears to have spurred him on, as he has two goals and four points over the past two games.
Parise (upper body) took line rushes in warmups Saturday, per Michael Russo of the Star Tribune. This means that he'll be out there for the matinee against the Predators. Parise was initially expected to miss three games after taking a stick to his eye in Tuesday's game against the Capitals, but evidently he's made solid progress since then. Fantasy owners should feel safe putting him back into lineups at this time. The savvy winger has 17 goals, 20 assists, and 11 power-play points over 64 games this year.
Parise (upper body) is reportedly planning to play Saturday's game in Nashville, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports. Fantasy owners -- including daily players -- will likely want to wait for more solid confirmation before penciling Parise into their lineups, but if he is able to go it would be a welcome surprise to all involved, as the veteran forward was projected to miss more than just one contest after sustaining a scary looking injury. Check back for updates ahead of puck drop Saturday.
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