The Wild Beat
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said Parise plans to talk to his doctors Thursday night, hoping to be cleared soon to finally begin practicing.
Zach Parise had a high-speed skating and shooting session before today's Wild practice that lasted at least 30 minutes, and he appeared to be moving well.
Wild center Mikko Koivu was back on the ice Tuesday, as GM Chuck Fletcher said Koivu's two-year, $11 million contract extension was good for both sides.
Now in his 13th season with the Wild, Koivu is the Wild's all-time leader in seven statistical categories. He would have been an unrestricted free agent after this season.
At 6-6, Baribeau was tied with Devan Dubnyk as the team's tallest player in training camp.
Mike Reilly, Gustav Olofsson and Ryan Murphy, all fighting for spots on the Wild roster, are among the defensemen who will play tonight against an experienced Winnipeg lineup.
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said Steve Michalek and Alex Stalock will both get their chance. Michalek will start Monday at Winnipeg.
Zach Parise remained absent from practice Saturday, as Ryan Malone caught the eye of coach Bruce Boudreau.
Wild forward Zach Parise, who reportedly tweaked his back before training camp, skated before but not during the team's first practices Friday.
At age 40, Matt Cullen has seen it all from NHL coaches and said Bruce Boudreau's skate test lived up to the billing.
Marcus Foligno, a restricted free agent forward, was acquired from Buffalo along with Tyler Ennis in the Jason Pominville/Marco Scandella deal on June 30.
As the Wild started training camp Thursday with physicals and meetings, coach Bruce Boudreau was happy to see a deep group of veterans and newcomers.
The broadcast teams remain unchanged on television and radio.
The Wild announced a 58-player roster for its training camp, which begins Friday.
Minnesota scored five times in the game's final 10 minutes in the tournament in Traverse City, Mich.
Obviously my opinion, but by popular demand, here's a look at how I see the lines shaping up heading into next month's training camp.
Elk River's Nate Prosser, 31, was by far the longest-serving and most successful college free-agent pickup in Wild history.
The Wild has made the playoffs five years in a row but has only been past the first round twice and only won one playoff game last season.
Here's how the Wild's shaping up before re-signing Mikael Granlund and Marcus Foligno.
The Wild has signed winger Nino Niederreiter to a five-year, $26.25 million contract, sources say. That's a $5.25 million cap hit.