Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise, front, drives for a shot past Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson, back left, and left wing Mikkel Boedker, of Denmark, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/
David Zalubowski
April 13, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild leading-scorer Zach Parise will miss at least the first two games of the playoffs and likely more because of an upper-body injury.

The Wild announced Wednesday that Parise is out ''indefinitely.'' Neither he nor fellow forward Thomas Vanek will travel with the team to Dallas. Game 1 against the top-seeded Stars is Thursday, Game 2 is Saturday and Game 3 is back in Minnesota on Monday.

Parise led the Wild with 25 goals in 70 games this season. He hasn't been on the ice in eight days.

Vanek has an upper-body injury and has not skated with the team in 12 days. His status is ''week to week.''

Also, center Erik Haula has a lower-body injury. He'll travel to Dallas and his status is ''day to day.''

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