ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - Zach Parise and Thomas Vanek will not travel to Dallas for Games 1 and 2 of the NHL playoffs, the Minnesota Wild confirmed Wednesday. Parise is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. He reportedly visited a specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. this week for consultation on a herniated disk.
Vanek is week-to-week with an upper-body injury. Erik Haula, who is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury, will travel with the team to Dallas.
Parise has been out since the Wild’s April 5 loss to the San Jose Sharks. Vanek has not skated since the April 1 game against the Detroit Red Wings.
Haula has not missed any games this season, but has not skated with the Wild since the April 9 regular season finale. He skated on his own Wednesday morning at Xcel Energy Center.
Wild-Stars Round 1 schedule
Thursday, April 14 – Wild at Stars (8:30 p.m. on FSN)
Saturday, April 16 – Wild at Stars (7 p.m. on FSN)
Monday April 18 - Stars at Wild (7:30 p.m. on FSN)
Wednesday, April 20 – Stars at Wild (8:30 p.m. on FSN)
Friday April 22 – Wild at Stars (if necessary)
Sunday, April 22 – Stars at Wild (if necessary)
Tuesday, April 26 – Wild at Stars (if necessary)