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Zach Parise not expected to play for Minnesota Wild tonight

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Zach Parise won’t play for the Minnesota Wild this evening, and it’s being reported by Michael Russo of The Minnesota Star-Tribune that the star forward could miss a handful of games due to a foot injury. Russo notes that Parise blocked an Alexander Steen shot on November 23 and has been playing with the injury since.

In light of the injury to Parise, the Wild have recalled forward Stephane Veilleux.

Through 11 games with Minnesota this season, Veilleux has record zero goals and no assists while taking eight shots on goal. The team has not released an official timetable for Parise’s return, but Russo says that “my educated guess is Parise will miss an uncertain amount of games with his lower-body injury that I assume is an aggravation of the injured foot he has been playing on for more than three weeks.”

The timing couldn’t be worse for the Wild, who have been struggling to score goals over the last five or six weeks of action.

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