Wild’s Parise Out ‘Indefinitely’ With Upper-Body Injury
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild leading-scorer Zach Parise will miss at least the first two games of the playoffs and likely more because of an upper-body injury.
The Wild announced Wednesday that Parise is out "indefinitely." Neither he nor fellow forward Thomas Vanek will travel with the team to Dallas. Game 1 against the top-seeded Stars is tonigiht at 8:30, Game 2 is Saturday and Game 3 is back in Minnesota on Monday.
Parise led the Wild with 25 goals in 70 games this season. He hasn't been on the ice in eight days.
Vanek has an upper-body injury and has not skated with the team in 12 days. His status is "week to week."
Also, center Erik Haula has a lower-body injury. He'll travel to Dallas and his status is "day to day."
Wild sign 2014 1st-round pick Alex Tuch
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have signed former first-round draft pick Alex Tuch to a three-year, entry-level contract starting next season.
The deal was made Wednesday with the Boston College forward, who had 18 goals and 16 assists in 40 games as the Eagles reached the NCAA Frozen Four. The 19-year-old from Baldwinsville, New York, in the Syracuse area, was taken by the Wild in 2014 with the 18th overall selection.
The Wild signed Tuch's teammate, forward Adam Gilmour, to a two-year, entry-level contract Monday that also starts next season. Gilmour was the Wild's fourth-round draft pick in 2012. The 22-year-old Gilmour had 12 goals and 14 assists in 41 games this season for Boston College.
Last month, the Wild signed forward Mario Lucia, their second-round draft pick in 2011 who played at Notre Dame.