News: Parise was the whole of the Minnesota offense Thursday, scoring his 20th of the year in the first period to provide the difference in a 1-0 win over Calgary.
Impact: And so Parise reaches 20 goals for the seventh time in his career. Assuming he stays healthy, this should also end up as his sixth 30-goal campaign. He's on a goal-per-game pace over the last six.
News: Fontaine sufferered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against the Flames, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Impact: Fontaine's injury apparently went undetected at first, but coach Mike Yeo indicated that he suffered one at some point during the third period. The Wild don't play again until Sunday, giving him three days to rest, but his status should be checked prior to the game.
News: Coach Mike Yeo confirmed Suter (lower body) would play Thursday against the Flames, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impact: The injury prevented Suter from taking part in Wednesday's practice, but he was back on the ice for Thursday's morning skate to verify his availability for the game. Suter has seen his offensive contributions tail off a bit this season, particularly as a goal scorer, but he still paces the NHL with an average of 29:37 TOI per game.
News: Bickel was reassigned to AHL Iowa on Thursday, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Impact: He'll be replaced by Matt Dumba, who was recalled from Iowa in a corresponding move. Bickel's stint with the parent club lasted just three days, with the blueliner serving as a healthy scratch in the Wild's lone game during that time.
News: Dumba was recalled from AHL Iowa on Thursday, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Impact: Dumba joined the Wild for Thursday's morning practice in Calgary, where the blueliner grew up. Coach Mike Yeo wouldn't say whether or not Dumba would enter the lineup in front of his hometown crowd, but it seems likely that he'd replace Christian Folin if that materializes.
News: Dubnyk will receive the start in goal for Thursday's game against the Flames, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impact: With Darcy Kuemper banished to the minors on a conditioning assignment, the Minnesota net should be Dubnyk's for a while, as backup Niklas Backstrom simply isn't playing well enough to make a push for starts. Dubnyk has gone a respectable 3-1-0 with his new squad, compiling a 2.04 GAA and .911 save percentage.