St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) – Minnesota Wild star Zach Parise was
officially placed on injured reserve Thursday as he continues to recover from
a recent concussion.
The move, made retroactive to Nov. 4, is purely procedural, as Parise will be
eligible to be activated at any time. The Wild needed to clear a roster spot
for the return of defenseman Jared Spurgeon, who was taken off IR and is
expected to play in Thursday’s game against Buffalo.
Parise has missed Minnesota’s last three games with the concussion, which he
sustained during a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Nov. 4. The Wild have lost all
three contests with the veteran forward sidelined and managed just two goals
over that stretch.
Spurgeon has not played since Oct. 30 because of a shoulder injury. The fifth-
year blueliner has recorded two goals and four assists with a plus-seven
rating in nine games this season.