Minnesota’s Zach Parise expected to miss 8-10 weeks.

Minnesota's Zach Parise, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Ryan Suter during the third period in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise is expected to miss the next 8-10 weeks. Parise has had lingering back issues dating back to last season. That pain has carried over into this season, limiting him to practice only. The procedure is called a discectomy​ and is to remove lumbar (low back) herniated disc material that is pressing on a nerve root or the spinal cord.​ Hopefully the 33-year-old​ can return soon. The Wild are currently missing three other forwards from the lineup​.

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