Wild's Zach Parise out 2-3 weeks with foot injury

Wednesday November 27th, 2013

Wild Zach Parise (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise has 470 points in nine NHL seasons. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The Minnesota Wild are expected to be without forward Zach Parise for the next two-to-three weeks because of a foot injury, the team announced.

Parise suffered a foot contusion in the first period of last night's 3-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Monday when he blocked a slap shot.  He did skate three second-period shifts, but did not play the rest of the contest.

Parise leads the team in scoring with 22 points. 

"As crazy as this sounds, we feel we dodged a bone. This easily could have been 4-6 weeks," Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said.

Parise previously had not missed any of the Wild's 78 games since signing a 13-year deal worth $98 million in 2012. KWAK: Zach Parise fine tunes his training for 2014 Sochi Olympics

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