ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -Minnesota Wild coach Jacques Lemaire said Thursday that right wing Mark Parrish likely will have to sit out Game 2 against Colorado because of a head injury.
Parrish was injured in the second period of the Wild's Game 1 loss on Wednesday night after colliding with Avalanche defenseman Ruslan Salei and hitting the boards. Parrish was taken to a local hospital for tests and was told not to speak to the media on Thursday.
"I don't think he will play (Friday)," Lemaire said.
The coach said Salei's hit on Parrish was clean, but he did wonder if it should have been a penalty because the puck was in the air as it sailed by Parrish and not on the ice.
"You play the puck at 50 miles an hour and that height, I don't know that somebody can play that," Lemaire said. "That's all. But the hit was clean."
The injuries are starting to pile up for the Wild. Defenseman Nick Schultz had a surprise appendectomy just before the playoffs started and defenseman Martin Skoula has a sore left leg and was listed as "possible" for Game 2 on Friday night.