Wild forward Zach Parise scratched with illness

Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11) battles for position against Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) in front of the Boston net during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Wild forward Zach Parise has been scratched from Minnesota's game against the Colorado Avalanche because of an illness.

Parise had just returned to the lineup for two games after missing six with a lower-body injury. In his place, Minnesota dressed seven defensemen.

In 10 games this season, Parise has two goals and four assists.

Colorado was without forwards Matt Duchene (concussion) and Gabriel Landeskog (lower body) on Saturday night. Duchene missed his fourth straight game, while Landeskog has sat out the past two.