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Wild's Parise, Spurgeon, Harding practice

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Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding, forward Zach Parise and defenseman Jared Spurgeon each returned to practice Monday wearing red non-contact jerseys.

Harding was cleared to practice Sunday, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. He skated with the Wild for the first time since breaking his ankle before the start of training camp, but there remains no timetable for his return.

"It was great seeing all the guys again and getting that competition back," Harding told the Star Tribune. "Just challenging yourself to stop every shot, just going out there and doing your job. This was another step. Whatever I can do to help this team out, that's the next step."

Parise (concussion), out since last Tuesday, took rushes with the Wild's fourth line Monday and worked with the penalty-kill unit. Spurgeon has been out with an upper-body injury sustained Oct. 30 against the San Jose Sharks.

All three players traveled to New Jersey, where the Wild complete a three-game road trip Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils.

"I was happy to get the news they would be joining us for practice, and they looked good," coach Mike Yeo said, according to the Star Tribune. "The bottom line is that we had to get through [Monday]. This was a big step. They looked good in practice.

"We'll talk some more with them, but we plan on bringing them on the road -- not with the expectation they'll play, but to give them a chance to hopefully get back sooner. So we'll let them skate with the group, and this is a good first step."

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