Minnesota general manager Bill Guerin informed Parise on Tuesday that the Wild will buy out the remaining four years on his contract, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. The Wild are also parting ways with veteran defenseman Ryan Suter, who like Parise, signed a 13-year, $98 million deal with Minnesota on July 4, 2012. After producing no fewer than 15 goals in any of his first eight years with the Wild, Parise moved into a smaller role in 2020-21, averaging just 13:57 of ice time while finding the back of the net only seven times in 45 contests. Parise will first be exposed to waivers later Tuesday, but if no team is willing to pick up the remainder of his contract, he'll become an unrestricted free agent.
Parise scored a goal on two shots, logged three hits and blocked shots in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 7. Parise settled a deflection and sent a backhand between his legs and through Marc-Andre Fleury's five-hole in the first period. The goal was Parise's third point in as many games -- he had just one scoreless appearance after entering the lineup in place of Marcus Johansson (arm).
Parise registered an assist in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Golden Knights in Game 6. Parise found Kevin Fiala with a pass to spring an odd-man rush that ended with a Ryan Hartman goal. The assist was Parise's second point in three games since he joined the lineup in place of Marcus Johansson (arm). The 36-year-old Parise will likely remain in a third-line role for Friday's Game 7.
Parise scored a goal in Monday's 4-2 win over the Golden Knights in Game 5. Parise gave the Wild a lead at 11:57 of the first period, and they didn't look back. The 36-year-old winger was healthy scratched for Games 1 through 3, but he's replaced Marcus Johansson (arm) in the last two contests. Parise will continue to fill a third-line role and provide veteran experience, although it's unlikely he finds a sudden surge on offense.
Parise will be a healthy scratch for Game 1 against Vegas on Sunday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. Parise was a healthy scratch on multiple occasions this season and only managed 18 points in 45 outings. That said, given his playoff experience and veteran savvy, it's still a little shocking to see the 36-year-old scratched for a playoff contest. Parise has 35 goals and 77 points in 101 career postseason games.
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