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Zach Parise May Be Facing Back Surgery

from Michael Russo of the StarTribune,

With injured Zach Parise staying behind, the Wild flew to Dallas on Wednesday to begin its playoff series against the Stars.

A day after the Star Tribune reported Parise was experiencing tingling in his legs and numbness in his feet due to a herniated disk in his back, the Wild announced he will be sidelined indefinitely because of an upper body injury.

The news could soon be worse. According to multiple sources, Parise was at the Mayo Clinic seeing a spine specialist Monday. Now being determined is whether Parise needs season-ending microdiscectomy surgery to relieve pressure on the spinal nerve column.

Parise is first trying physical therapy to see if that improves the situation. Still, the Wild’s all-time leading playoff scorer, with 25 points in 28 games, could very well miss the postseason.

“You’re always going to miss his leadership and his tenacity, and his workmanship. Just everything,” interim coach John Torchetti said. “He’s one of our leaders for the team. But you can’t worry about what you don’t have. You have to work with what you have. So that’s what we’re focused on.”

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Anyone see the Wild defeating the Dallas Stars in the seven game series?

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