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Zach Parise On His Reported Back Injury

from Rachel Blount of the Star Tribune,

Parise remained vague about the injury — reported to be a back issue — that kept him out of full workouts for the first seven days of camp. He also declined to predict whether he would play any preseason games. Still, he felt good after a practice that lasted a little less than an hour at Xcel Energy Center, which seemed satisfying enough under the circumstances.

The goal, Parise said, is to be ready for the season opener Oct. 5 at Detroit. By his definition, that means feeling completely healthy, a goal he still is pursuing.

“It was a good step, I thought,’’ said Parise, who sat out the 2016 playoffs because of a herniated disc that bothered him for much of the season.

“It’s frustrating, but at the same time, there’s still a good chunk of time before the season starts. Right now, it’s about being smart.

“At this time of the season, you want to go in feeling good. You want to go in without nursing something or at 80 percent. You want to not have that stuff be on the top of your mind. Just go in, relax and play. And that’s what I’m shooting toward.’’

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