Wild coach Bruce Boudreau told reporters Monday that chances were “slim” that Parise or Haula would return to action in Minnesota’s upcoming three-game road trip. Both forwards are currently out with foot injuries.
“Erik skated today and said he felt good. … I don’t know what timetable that means,” Boudreau said, per the Star Tribune. “Zach was about 70 percent. He’s getting better every day.”
The Wild (6-4-1) play Thursday in Pittsburgh, Saturday in Philadelphia, and Sunday in Ottawa. They’re coming off a 1-0 loss in Colorado on Saturday, their second straight defeat after a 2-1 home loss to Buffalo.
Minnesota is also without defenseman Marco Scandella. He isn’t even skating yet, so don’t expect him back anytime soon either.