Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise has a sprained MCL in his right knee and his return will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, the Wild announced Saturday.
"I think it's great news. He'll be out a few weeks but all things considered, in terms of knee injuries, it's best-case scenario," Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said. "It's certainly not months but it's not days. He'll be out this week but next week we'll have a better feel for how the recovery is going."
NHL.com takes a look at each of the seven individuals who will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Nov. 9
When Nicklas Lidstrom strides to the stage Monday to deliver his Hall of Fame induction speech, Bryan Murray, Nick Polano and Jim Lites might be thinking back to 24 years ago when they weren't sure if he even deserved a contract offer from the Detroit Red Wings.
"We went to the World Championship in Finland in 1991," said Murray, who at the time was Red Wings coach and is now general manager of the Ottawa Senators. "Detroit had already drafted him and wasn't sure if he could play or not. So I went over with Nick Polano and Jim Lites and watched him against the Russians."
* Per Elias, the Stars (22 points) equaled their best start to a season through 14 games in franchise history, also achieved in 2011-12 (11-3-0), 2006-07 (11-3-0) and 1971-72 (10-2-2).
* The Stars improved to 6-2-0 on the road. Per Elias, the Stars recorded 12 points through the first eight road games of a season for the first time since 2006-07 (6-2-0). Elias adds that the franchise’s most points through the first eight road games of a season was in 1971-72 (Minnesota North Stars: 6-1-1, 13 points).
* Kari Lehtonen made 30 saves on 31 shots to improve to 5-1-0 with a 2.63 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage.
Zetterberg took the puck in the neutral zone and his long shot was mishandled by Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer for a goal at 16:21.
"I think I'll remember this one," Zetterberg said. "I just tried to get it on net, and to be honest I don't really know how it went in. It was a good dump. I just tried to use the defenseman as a screen and get it on net. I don't think I actually got it on net. It was a little bit wide, but I think it must have hit his pad and went in."
Introducing the new official NHL App, available for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. A host of new features and improved functionality are available across all platforms, including a redesigned league-wide scoreboard, expanded news coverage, searchable video highlights, individual team experiences* and more. The new NHL App on your tablet also introduces new offerings such as 60fps video, Multitasking** and Picture-in-Picture.
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