Parise had three shots on goal in Saturday's loss at Colorado, but didn't have a point. He has just one assist in his first three games since returning from a back injury as he's working into game shape. "The biggest thing is the puck handling and those things. Those things take a little bit of time. He's working, his skating's been fine. Every game he'll get better," head coach Bruce Boudreau told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Parise has been getting decent ice time with an average of 15:31 and 2:43 on the power play in his first three games back from injury while skating on the Wild's third line with Charlie Coyle and Joel Eriksson Ek. It may take Parise a few more games until he's back to game speed.
Parise made his season debut Tuesday against the Panthers, logging 13:35 of ice time in a 5-1 victory. Parise was held without a point in the blowout, but resumed his role on the first power-play unit and fired three shots on goal. The veteran has sat out all season after having back surgery, so it's great to finally see him back in action. Minnesota's success this season will greatly depend on how Parise performs in the second half, making him a must-own fantasy forward. Parise can be an electrifying goal scorer when he's at his best. If he was dropped by a fellow fantasy goer, take advantage and snatch him up now that he's healthy.
Parise (back) has been cleared to play in Tuesday's home game against the Panthers. "I'm glad it's finally here," Parise said Monday. "I'm glad I get a chance to play tomorrow...got the green light." While the veteran scoring winger is understandably pumped to make his season debut, head coach Bruce Boudreau has cautioned that it'll "take some time for him to get to full speed." The 33-year-old has collected 661 points (318 goals, 343 assists) over 830 career contests between the Devils and Wild, so even a limited Parise should be better than your average Joe right off the bat.
Parise (back) was recalled from AHL Iowa on Friday, though he remains on long-term injured reserve. Parise, who notched an assist in his outing with Iowa on Thursday, is returning from a rehab stint. The next step for the crafty winger is to practice with the NHL's Wild, with seemingly realistic hopes of making his debut with the big club early on in 2018.
Parise (back) had an assist while playing 15 and half minutes Thursday for AHL Iowa. He will return to Minnesota for practice with the NHL Wild and is aiming to make his NHL season debut on Jan. 2 or Jan. 4, TheAthletic.com reports. It was his first game since undergoing back surgery Oct. 24. He could make another appearance for AHL Iowa before he returns to the NHL, but it's not clear if he'll be allowed to do so under the NHL rules for rehab assignments since he won't stay in Iowa, according to the Athletic report.
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