Parise (back) will join the Wild for their upcoming four-game road trip, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Despite traveling with the team, Parise is not expected to be back in action next week and more likely is just taking advantage of being able to join his teammates on the ice, rather than staying back in Minnesota for solo skates. Based on his original timeline, the winger appears on track for a return after the holidays and the calendar switch to 2018.
Parise (back) finally returned to the ice Wednesday.
This reportedly was the first time Parise had stepped foot on practice ice since undergoing Oct. 24 surgery. Minnesota has had its share of struggles without the veteran playmaker, as it ranks second to last within the Central Division, having posted a mere 24 points through 22 games. Once Parise starts taking contact and practicing in consecutive days, hopefully we'll then have a concrete timetable for his return.
Parise (back) was placed on long-term injured reserve Monday.
Parise was already expected to be out up to two months after having back surgery in late October. The Wild just took Charlie Coyle (leg) off LTIR, and now Parise has moved into that spot, meaning the Wild will still benefit from extra cap relief against the upper limit. According to the league's Collective Bargaining Agreement, a player on LTIR must be out for 10 games and 24 calendar days -- those conditions have already been met so now it's just a matter of Parise fully recovering and rejoining the team for a game. It wouldn't be wise to drop him considering that he's consistently been over a half-point-per-game player over the course of his career.
Parise will undergo back surgery that is expected to sideline him up to two months, The Athletic reports.
Parise had surgery for a herniated disk during the 2015-16 season and missed the playoffs. He had soreness in his leg during the summer and was working his way back to action before a setback Monday that will now force him to undergo surgery.
Parise (back) is reportedly considering undergoing surgery, per Michael Russo of The Athletic.
Parise appeared to be nearing a return to action, but suffered a setback in his recovery which apparently has put surgery on the table. The winger has yet to make his 2017-18 season debut and it seems unlikely he will be back soon given this news.