Wild's Parise cleared to play by medical staff

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Zach Parise's back injury is no longer a cause for concern.

Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher addressed the health of his star player at a Town Hall on Tuesday and noted that all the news surrounding the 32-year-old is positive.

"Really good news so far, he was just cleared by our medical staff last week," Fletcher said. "He's cleared to play."

Parise's back injury forced him to miss all six of the Wild's playoff games last season, as the club bowed out to the Dallas Stars in the first round.

News of his health not only bodes well for the Wild, but also for Team USA who Parise will represent at the World Cup of Hockey. Parise was fortunate enough to serve as captain for the Americans at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

Wild's Parise cleared to play by medical staff
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