Skip to content

What injury? Parise (foot) skates day after being ruled out 2-3 weeks

Nov 27, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild looks on during the third period while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on January 25, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 5-3.
(January 24, 2013 - Source: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

On Tuesday, Zach Parise was ruled out for 2-3 weeks with a foot contusion suffered during a loss to St. Louis.

On Wednesday, he set about challenging that timetable.

Parise took the Wild’s morning skate — much to the surprise of “stunned” head coach Mike Yeo — but will still sit for tonight’s game against Phoenix, according to the Wild.

Despite being ruled out, Parise still managed to raise the spirits of the team.

“It’s very encouraging,” Yeo said, as per the Star-Tribune. “It’s a great example to everybody just how bad he wants to compete and help the team.”

Parise, one of Minnesota’s alternate captains, said the 2-3 week timetable for return means nothing to him. He wants to play hockey, and wants to accelerate his recovery.

“I’m more so taking it day by day and seeing how I feel and getting some treatment,” he explained. “Hopefully I’ll be more comfortable [Thursday] and see what happens. I understand you have to, but I don’t like to put a timeframe on things.

“I’ll try to play when I can.”

Parise took regular line rushes this morning but said his foot “hurt too much to try and be able to play.” He acknowledged he wouldn’t be as effective as he’s used to, and that lack of comfort could hurt the team.

That said, he’s still not happy about missing Wednesday’s affair.

“I don’t like to miss games,” he said. “I don’t want to sit out.”

Latest Posts
  1. The Flyers ‘have Mason’s back’

    Oct 22, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Chicago Blackhawks Getty Images

    Just gotta work on the stuff in front of him now.

  2. After six-game absence, Muzzin to make season debut

    Oct 22, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT

    Jake Muzzin #6 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on September 17, 2013 in Anaheim, California.
(September 16, 2013 - Source: Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

    He’ll be in for the Kings when they host Buffalo tomorrow.

  3. ‘Hawk down: Crawford (upper body) to miss next two games

    Oct 22, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Five Getty Images

    Having already sat out last night’s win over Philly.

  4. Isles place McDonald on waivers

    Oct 22, 2014, 12:22 PM EDT

    New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils Getty Images

    Anders Lee on his way up?

  5. NHL monitoring situation in Ottawa

    Oct 22, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

    Canada Shooting AP

    Senators still scheduled to host the Maple Leafs tonight.

  6. No hearing scheduled for Jones after charging Smith

    Oct 22, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

    Anaheim Ducks v Philadelphia Flyers Anaheim Ducks v Philadelphia Flyers

    Incident occurred during Tuesday’s Flyers-Blackhawks game.

  7. Lawyer: ‘Mr. Voynov never hit the woman’

    Oct 22, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

    Slava Voynov AP

    “I think if the authorities act properly and do a complete investigation, they will have to find that charges are not warranted.”

  8. Veteran NHLer Staubitz signs in Germany

    Oct 22, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT

    Anaheim Ducks v Dallas Stars Getty Images

    With second division outfit EV Landshut.

  9. Miller on Benn goal: ‘I have done a lot of stupid things, but that is a new one’

    Oct 22, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT

    Ryan Miller Getty Images

    Canucks coach Willie Desjardins fought against the idea that Dallas got lucky last night.

  10. NHL on NBCSN: Hungry Flyers set sights on rival Penguins

    Oct 22, 2014, 8:35 AM EDT

    Sidney Crosby AP

    Maybe this is what Philadelphia needs.

Featured video

Flyers have many concerns

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Datsyuk (3415)
  2. J. Spezza (2972)
  3. J. Drouin (2917)
  4. S. Varlamov (2855)
  5. E. Kane (2838)
  1. M. Gaborik (2697)
  2. E. Staal (2579)
  3. V. Hedman (2241)
  4. P. Dupuis (2224)
  5. P. Stastny (2172)