St. Paul, MN, United States (4E Sports) – Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise has been placed on injured reserve as he recovers from a lingering foot injury he aggravated Nov. 29.
Parise sustained the injury Nov. 25 blocking a shot against the St. Louis Blues and was expected to miss up to three weeks.
But he held out playing just one game and returned to the ice four days later.
Parise was evaluated over the three-day Christmas break and can be taken off injured reserve at any time.
“He wants to be in the lineup. Hopefully every day he gets his rest is a day we get closer to him coming back,” said coach Mike Yeo of Parise, who has missed the last two games.
Matt Cooke has taken Parise’s spot on the first line.
The Wild also recalled goalie Johan Gustafsson from Iowa of the AHL to take Parise’s spot on the active roster.
Parise has 15 goals and 12 assists in 37 games, but four goals and one assist in 12 games since the injury.