Zach Parise returned to practice with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday for the first time since playing against the New York Rangers on Dec. 22. Parise, who skated on his own Tuesday, reportedly was diagnosed with a fractured foot and has been on injured reserve since Dec. 28. Parise has missed 11 straight games and there remains no timetable for his return. He wore a yellow non-contact jersey Wednesday. "It felt pretty good," Parise told the Wild website. "It was nice to play a little bit. I mean, [Tuesday] we didn't do too much, just kind of touched the puck a little bit and a couple of tight turns, things like that. Today was a better test to see how it felt. It was OK. It felt good." Parise's injury dates to Nov. 25, when he injured his foot blocking a shot in a game against the St. Louis Blues. The team initially thought he would be out for as long as three weeks, but he missed one game and returned Nov. 29 against the Colorado Avalanche. However, Parise struggled in the next 12 games, scoring four goals awith a minus-6 rating. A follow-up MRI after the game against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden reportedly showed the stress fracture in his foot.
Parise practices with Wild, no timetable for return
NHL.com | Jan 16