Minnesota Wild left winger Zach Parise underwent successful back surgery and is expected to be sidelined eight to 10 weeks, the team announced Tuesday.
Parise, has yet to play this season because of a back injury and underwent microdisectomy surgery. The procedure removes herniated disc material that presses on the nerves or the spinal cord.
Parise, 33, missed the 2016 playoffs with a back injury after initially getting hurt in Jan. 2016. He played through the back pain last season and totaled 19 goals and 42 assists in 69 regular-season games and two goals in five postseason games.
In 830 regular-season games for the New Jersey Devils and Minnesota, Parise has 318 goals and 661 points. He signed a 13-year contract with Minnesota in July 2012 after spending his first seven seasons with the Devils.
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