Skip to content

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

Nov 27, 2013, 1:35 PM EST

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. Report: Flyers deal Coburn to the Lightning for Gudas and picks

    Mar 2, 2015, 2:15 AM EST

    Braydon Coburn Getty Images

    It’s a first round and third round selection heading to Philly.

  2. Video: Getzlaf, Ducks top Stars

    Mar 2, 2015, 12:30 AM EST

    Ryan Getzlaf Getty Images

    Dallas’ skid reaches six games.

  3. Ladd leads the Jets over the Kings

    Mar 1, 2015, 11:30 PM EST

    Andrew Ladd Getty Images

    Winnipeg moves three points back of Chicago in the Central Division.

  4. Video: Leafs’ Polak with a dangerous hit on Caps’ Johansson

    Mar 1, 2015, 9:15 PM EST

    Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 9.09.20 PM

    The Washington forward remains in the game.

  5. Stars send Cole to the Wings for prospects (Confirmed)

    Mar 1, 2015, 8:00 PM EST

    Florida Panthers v Dallas Stars Getty Images

    Both teams also swapped draft picks in the deal.

  6. Report: Rangers, Zuccarello nearing a four-year deal

    Mar 1, 2015, 7:06 PM EST

    Mats Zuccarello Getty Images

    He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

  7. Video: Jets and Kings get physical in the second

    Mar 1, 2015, 6:35 PM EST

    Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 6.18.27 PM

    It started with a Matt Greene hit on Mark Scheifele.

  8. Video: Jackets’ Johansen with an open ice hit on Crosby

    Mar 1, 2015, 6:15 PM EST

    Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 6.07.24 PM

    The Pens’ captain was unharmed on the play.

  9. Goalie nods: Ducks give another start to Gibson

    Mar 1, 2015, 3:38 PM EST

    John Gibson AP

    Sunday’s expected starting goalies.

  10. Anders Lee named rookie of the month

    Mar 1, 2015, 2:22 PM EST

    Zdeno Chara, Anders Lee AP

    The Islanders winger was February’s best first-year player.

Featured video

Trade deadline storylines to watch
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. H. Lundqvist (2381)
  2. N. Horton (2342)
  3. K. Okposo (2327)
  4. P. Kane (2185)
  5. T. Hall (2153)