Zach Parise takes puck to face, picks up tooth, finishes game
In the first period, Parise took a puck to the face and lost a tooth. After gathering himself, Parise casually picked up his tooth off the ice and handed it to the team's trainer.
Despite the scary incident, Parise returned to finish the game.
Parise, 30, missed time earlier this season with a concussion. In 40 games, he leads the team with 19 goals. He also has 17 assists.
The Wild snapped a two-game losing streak with the 2-1 win over the Oilers on Tuesday. They are 21-20-6 and currently 12th seed in the Western Conference.
Minnesota continues its four-game road trip on Thursday against the Calgary Flames.
- Paul Palladino