The past season came to a rather unceremonious close for Minnesota Wild winger Zach Parise. He was getting prepared for the post-season when a nagging back injury became so bad he began to lose feeling in his leg and foot.
Parise, 32, would end up out of action on the very last game of the regular season following a hit from San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture. The hit tweaked something and made the injury the worst it had been, and as the Wild approached their first-round meeting with the Dallas Stars, Parise found himself watching from the sideline.
However, with the World Cup approaching, Parise said his health is starting to look up and he’s been given the go-ahead to play at the tournament — a positive sign given his participation was somewhat in question due to his injury.
“I feel really good,” Parise told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Michael Russo on KFAN. “All the rehab went and is going well. I’m happy with the progress. The doctors were really happy today…I’m really happy with it. I’m good to go.” Read more