Out of nowhere, the Minnesota Wild announced this afternoon that Zach Parise will not play in tonight's game against the Winnipeg Jets and is out indefinitely with a fractured sternum.
The team says Parise is week-to-week, with no specific timeline for his return, although Michael Russo is reporting that Parise will miss 6-8 weeks.
It's awful news considering Parise has scored in all three games of the series and has been their best goal scorer for the better part of the last four weeks.
He has 15 goals in his last 20 games dating back to the regular season, with 8 of those goals in the last seven games.
Game 4 between the Wild and Jets starts at 7 o'clock tonight.