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Parise returns to Wild lineup vs. Avalanche

Friday, 11.29.2013 / 6:36 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

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Parise returns to Wild lineup vs. Avalanche

Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise returned to the lineup Friday against the Colorado Avalanche, four days after injuring his left foot blocking a shot in a loss to the St. Louis Blues.

The Wild announced Tuesday that Parise was expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a contusion on his left foot, but Parise skated the next two days and was declared ready to go after getting through warm-ups Friday.

Parise, the Wild's leading scorer with 11 goals and 22 points, took his spot on the first line with Charlie Coyle and Mikko Koivu.

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