The Minnesota Wild have opted to shut down forward Zach Parise for an extended period of time, as they have listed the pivotal forward as week-to-week with a lower-body injury, believed to be a foot injury after blocking a shot earlier on in the week.
There hasn't been anything official from the Wild to say that he has been placed on the Injured Reserve, but one would imagine that they will want that roster spot for flexibility over the next week or two, maybe more. A broken foot, if that's what it is, could be upwards of four weeks, but Parise will undoubtedly try to be back sooner.
After Saturday night's action, Parise is ranked 103rd in pool scoring, having 2 goals and 6 points in eight games worth of action. The Wild have been able to find scoring elsewhere, early on this season, so they haven't struggled quite yet and a 4-0 win against Dallas last night was a good sign of that.
For Stuart though, he has been getting good value from Parise in the pool, as he took him with the 131st pick in the 6th round and his ranking is a round better than that. Parise is also tied for 4th in scoring in the 6th round, showing that there were some pretty good picks in that round.
It has been a tough week for Stuart's team, dropping down to 7th, but is still within striking distance of 2nd place, only 2 points out. He'd need 3 points for the spot, however, he doesn't have the tie-breaker in the goals department and only 2 goals wouldn't help his cause either.