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Parise ‘OK’ after skating with teammates Wednesday

Jan 16, 2014, 12:43 AM EDT

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Minnesota Wild winger Zach Parise felt OK after skating for the second time in general and the first time with his teammates since Dec. 22 on Wednesday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

“A couple times I found myself off balance, sometimes favoring the other foot,” Parise said. “But after a while when I got comfortable using it, it felt pretty good. Quick starts, it felt much better than it did a month ago, so that’s a good sign.”

The 29-year-old might be feeling better, but he doesn’t really have an idea about when he’ll return. (He’s already missed 11 games with a foot injury that he aggravated.)

“It’s skate, see how you feel the next morning, do a little more if you feel OK, then see how you feel the next morning,” Parise said. “So I’ll see how it is when I wake up in the morning. Timeline, I don’t know. You’ve got to get back into game shape and playing shape. It was tough not to being able to do that type of stuff for three, four weeks. It’s hard.”

Hockey might not be going well for Parise, but it hasn’t been a bad start to 2014 overall. His wife gave birth to twins on Jan. 8, an event he described as “the greatest thing ever” and “10 times better than the way people describe it.”

So, hey, it’s not all bad news as he rehabs that troubling injury.

  1. badgerhockey77 - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:00 AM

    Hurry back Parise. USA needs you!!!

  2. 950003cups - Jan 16, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Parise should rest one more week. The Olympics are gonna be rough! If you look at the team selection, it might be more of a struggle than 2010.

  3. slaugin - Jan 16, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Hurry back Parise, my Fantasy team needs you

  4. toiletclown - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    his poor wifes box…

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