Parise, who was playing in his 900th NHL contest, had an assist working against a minus-3 rating in Friday's 7-2 road loss to the Oilers. The milestone night obviously could have gone a lot better for Parise, but he does have nine goals and three helpers since Minnesota's first tilt in November -- a span of 16 games. The top-six winger is producing quietly, which makes sense given that his team has earned only three wins over its past 10 outings.
Parise scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Arizona. The power-play marker was Parise's 11th goal of the season and moved him to 21 points in 23 games. Meanwhile, he's now scored four goals and five points in his last five contests and continues showing what he's capable of when he's not being slowed by injury. Parise led all Minnesota forwards with 19:41 of ice time Tuesday.
Parise scored a power-play goal in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Blackhawks. Unfortunately for Minnesota, Parise's goal was the only offense it generated Sunday. Meanwhile, the veteran has scored in back-to-back games and has three goals in his last four contests.
Parise (illness) was back on the ice for Friday's practice session, Megan Ryan of the Star Tribune reports. Parise rejoined the second line with Mikko Koivu and Nino Niederreiter after missing Thursday's clash with Vancouver due to illness. The winger should be ready to go versus the Sabres on Saturday and will look to keep rolling after notching four points in his previous five outings prior to getting sick.
Parise had a goal, a power-play assist and a team-high four shots in Thursday's 3-1 triumph over the Kings. Parise and Mikko Koivu (three assists) battled over the mantle of best Wild forward in this one, with Parise's case bolstered by finishing with four shots while none of his teammates mustered more than two. The 34-year-old Minnesota native is playing at a point-per-game pace through his first 15 this season.
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