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Wild's Zach Parise exits game after high stick to face, scary collision

Wild forward Zach Parise exited early Tuesday night during Minnesota's 5-4 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Parise took a high stick from Tom Wilson to the face and collided with Jay Beagle's knee on his hard fall to the ice, where he stayed for several seconds while kicking his feet in pain, before needing assistance off the ice. Parise didn't return.

Parise's eye was badly swollen, Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau said, but the collision with Beagle did the most damage. An upper-body injury was the extent of the coach's update on Parise, and he said, "We'll find out more tomorrow."

"He doesn't look too good,'' Wild defenseman Ryan Suter said. "I don't think it's as bad as you first think when you see it, but hopefully he recovers fast. He's starting to play really well. That energy and just his tenacity out there, we need him back fast.''