Parise has been activated from injured reserve and will play Friday against the Jets. Parise's long-awaited return will add some more firepower to a Wild team that scored 2.67 goals per game in November, largely in his absence, to rank 12th in the league. Parise should rejoin Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville on the Wild's top line, knocking Thomas Vanek down.
Parise (knee) is hopeful he will be able to play in Friday's game, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He says his knee has felt much better the last three days, so his doubtful tag from earlier in the week probably no longer applies for Friday's game.
Parise (knee) is considered doubtful for either Friday or Saturday's games. An earlier report hinted that Parise could rejoin the club as soon as Wednesday, but he apparently didn't look right at practice Saturday and isn't as close to returning as it initially appeared. The winger hasn't been officially ruled out for the contests yet, but his status should be updated further as they approach.
Parise (knee) could return as soon as Wednesday in Vancouver, NHL.com reports. Parise reportedly participated in the Saturday morning skate and is now waiting for clearance by team doctors to take contact in the next two practices. "I just think the main thing right now is let's just hear what the doctors have to say, and then we can decide how quickly we can try to get him back," Wild head coach Mike Yeo said. "But obviously putting his health first, and his long-term health first, making sure that when he comes back that he's going to stay in." Fantasy owners of Parise are probably champing at the bit in anticipation of his return. After all, he potted seven goals and contributed two assists in 12 games before getting injured Nov. 5 against the Predators.
Parise (knee) will practice with the team Saturday for the first time since suffering a sprained MCL in early November, but will not play in the evening's contest against the Predators, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Parise skated Monday for the first time since injuring the knee, and has quickly progressed to a return to practice. However, he's not yet ready to join the lineup for Saturday, making his next chance to slot in Wednesday against the Kings.
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