Parise scored a pair of goals in a 6-3 victory over the Red Wings on Sunday.
The 32-year-old has put together some quality offensive games lately, averaging five shots in the last three games, but he had only scored once. He broke through twice on four shots Sunday. Parise isn't the same player he once was, - 13 goals and 27 points in 46 games - but he leads all Wild forwards with 144 shots.
Parise ended a 10-game streak without a goal. He has just four points and 28 shots on goal over his last 11 games, so perhaps Tuesday's performance will help him get back on track.
Both of Parise's assists came on goals by Eric Staal, with the first coming on the power play. The 32-year-old veteran is converting on just eight percent of his shots, marking a major decline from his career average of 11.3 percent. Still, 18 points through 28 games have Parise playing at the same effectiveness that has seen him top 50 points in three consecutive campaigns.
Parise (illness) is expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Predators, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.
Parise has missed Minnesota's last two games with step throat, but traveled to Nashville with his teammates for Tuesday's contest, and will be in the lineup barring an unexpected change in his health. The veteran winger, who has a disappointing 13 points in 24 games this season, is expected to skate on Minnesota's first line and top power-play unit in Tuesday's tilt.