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Wild's Parise out with lower-body injury

Monday, 12.23.2013 / 7:17 PM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

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Wild's Parise out with lower-body injury

PHILADELPHIA -- Zach Parise, the Minnesota Wild's second-leading goal-scorer, will not play against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night due to a lower-body injury.

With 15 goals, Parise trails only Jason Pominville for the team lead. Parise is tied with linemate Mikko Koivu for the team lead with 27 points.

Parise was held scoreless and had a minus-2 rating in the Wild's 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Sunday night.

The 29-year-old left wing has played in all but one of the Wild's 38 games this season.

In Parise's absence, Matt Cooke moves up to left wing on the top line, alongside center Mikko Koivu and right wing Charlie Coyle.

Dany Heatley will move to left wing on the third line with Justin Fontaine playing at right wing on the third line.

Here is what the Wild's lineup looked like based on pregame warm-ups:

Matt Cooke - Mikko Koivu - Charlie Coyle

Nino Niederreiter - Mikael Granlund - Jason Pominville

Dany Heatley - Kyle Brodziak - Justin Fontaine

Stephane Veilleux - Zenon Konopka - Torrey Mitchell

Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin

Marco Scandella - Jared Spurgeon

Keith Ballard - Nate Prosser

Niklas Backstrom

Johan Gustafsson

Injured: Clayton Stoner (lower body), Josh Harding (illness), Zach Parise (lower body)

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