Zach Parise
LW MIN
1 month ago

Parise scored his first goal of the season Saturday against the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

Parise had one assist in his first seven games after missing the first 39 following back surgery. The Wild have been heating up recently, so it's scary to see Parise get on the board. The veteran is only three years removed from a 33-goal season and can be a lethal fantasy weapon when he gets going. Grab him if hes available, as it's likely only going to get better from this point out.

Zach Parise
LW MIN
1 month ago

Parise had three shots on goal in Saturday's loss at Colorado, but didn't have a point. He has just one assist in his first three games since returning from a back injury as he's working into game shape. "The biggest thing is the puck handling and those things. Those things take a little bit of time. He's working, his skating's been fine. Every game he'll get better," head coach Bruce Boudreau told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

EDGE Analysis

Parise has been getting decent ice time with an average of 15:31 and 2:43 on the power play in his first three games back from injury while skating on the Wild's third line with Charlie Coyle and Joel Eriksson Ek. It may take Parise a few more games until he's back to being an impact factor on the offensive end.

Zach Parise
LW MIN
2 months ago

Parise made his season debut Tuesday against the Panthers, logging 13:35 of ice time in a 5-1 victory.

EDGE Analysis

Parise was held without a point in the blowout, but he resumed his role on the first power-play unit and fired three shots on goal. The veteran has sat out all season after having back surgery, so it's great to finally see him back in action. Minnesota's success this season will greatly depend on how Parise performs in the second half, making him a must-own fantasy forward. Parise can be an electrifying goal-scorer when he's at his best, so if he was dropped by a fellow fantasy goer, take advantage and snatch him up now that he's healthy.

Zach Parise
LW MIN
2 months ago

Parise (back) has been cleared to play in Tuesday's home game against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

"I'm glad it's finally here," Parise said Monday. "I'm glad I get a chance to play tomorrow...got the green light." While the veteran scoring pivot is understandably pumped to make his season debut, coach Bruce Boudreau has cautioned that it'll "take some time for him to get to full speed." The 33-year-old has collected 661 points (318 goals, 343 assists) over 830 career contests between the Devils and Wild, so even a limited Parise should be better than your average Joe right off the bat.

Zach Parise
LW MIN
2 months ago

Parise (back) was recalled from AHL Iowa on Friday, though he remains on long-term injured reserve.

EDGE Analysis

Returning from a conditioning stint is Parise, who notched an assist in his rehab outing with Iowa on Thursday. The next step for the crafty winger is to practice with the NHL's Wild, with seemingly realistic hopes of making his debut with the big club early on in 2018.

Zach Parise
LW MIN
2 months ago

Parise (back) had an assist while playing 15 and half minutes Thursday for AHL Iowa. He will return to Minnesota for practice with the NHL Wild and is aiming to make his NHL season debut on Jan. 2 or Jan. 4, TheAthletic.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was his first game since undergoing back surgery Oct. 24. He could make another appearance for AHL Iowa before he returns to the NHL, but it's not clear if he'll be allowed to do so under the NHL rules for rehab assignments since he won't stay in Iowa, according to the Athletic report.

Zach Parise
LW MIN
2 months ago

Parise (back) will be sent down to AHL Iowa for a conditioning assignment.

EDGE Analysis

Parise -- who told reporters he has been cleared for contact -- will suit up for AHL Iowa on Thursday, before returning to Minnesota. While the news is certainly a step in the right direction, coach Bruce Boudreau clarified that the team is not expecting the winger back until after the New Year, according to Anthony LaPanta of Fox Sports North, which effectively rules Parise out for the next three games -- at minimum.

Zach Parise
LW MIN
2 months ago

Parise (back) has been skating with the Wild for the past week, but there is not yet a timetable for his return. "You could see out there he's getting more involved in everything," head coach Bruce Boudreau told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "We want to make sure - this has been such a long, lingering injury, not only for this year, for previous years - that when he plays, he's fully ready."

EDGE Analysis

Parise has been skating for the past month but hasn't progressed to a full practice since undergoing Oct. 24 surgery. It sounds like he could return in January, but his timetable is still unclear.

Zach Parise
LW MIN
2 months ago

Parise (back) will join the Wild for their upcoming four-game road trip, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

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 to be on track for a return after the holidays and the calendar switch to 2018.

Zach Parise
LW MIN
3 months ago

Parise (back) finally returned to the ice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

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.