"I'm hoping that he's practicing tomorrow."Devan Dubnyk will serve as the backup to goalie Alex Stalock and is expected to play this weekend with a back-to-back series against the Nashville Predators on Friday and Saturday.Zach Parise is a famous American ice hockey player, who was born on July 28, 1984.Nick Schmaltz, C, Chicago Blackhawks (13.8 percent)Emerging from his latest mini-slump, Schmaltz has two goals and two helpers (plus-four) in four games.
He said a conversation with a good friend that was in a similar situation during his career was the final push he needed."He said in hindsight that he wished he had gone down and played some games and gotten in shape and then stepped in," Parise said. You have to get in those games and get those reps in.
"It takes awhile to catch back up to the conditioning level, the endurance level that these guys are at. It just made the most sense that this would be a good starting point."Parise was quick to add that he won't be hopping on the bus after the game in Des Moines with the Iowa Wild scheduled for a home-and-home series with the Rockford Ice Hogs."I'm not doing the back-to-back," Parise said with a laugh.
"It's been a long time and these guys have been playing 30 to 35 games so they're that much further (along) than me conditioning-wise.
I've got to get in game shape and try knock some of that rust off."Parise talked to a lot of people before making his final decision, weighing the pros and cons that come with the rehab assignment.
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