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  Parise misses first day of Wild camp, listed as day to day

 Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise didn’t take part in either of the two practices on the first day of training camp on Friday, though coach Bruce Boudreau said he’s not too concerned.

“It’s day to day with him,” Boudreau told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “As soon as the trainers tell me he’s ready to go, he’ll be here. I really don’t think it’s overly serious. … With three weeks [until the season] we want to make sure everybody hits Game 1 on the upswing.”

Parise, who reportedly tweaked his back recently, did some skating exercises in the morning but didn’t practice.

Asked if the 33-year-old would have been able to play Friday if there were a regular-season game, Boudreau said, “I’m sure if you asked him, he would be.”

Parise had 42 points (19 goals, 23 assists) in 69 games last season, his lowest point total in a full season since 2005-06, when he was a rookie with the New Jersey Devils. He missed 13 games because of a lower-body injury and illnesses throughout the season. Parise has 661 points (318 goals, 343 assists) in 830 NHL games, and 71 points (32 goals, 39 assists) in 94 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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Rask feeling difference in first practice after offseason groin surgery

 Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask felt the difference Friday after his first practice since successful groin surgery May 9.

“It’s nice to move now because it doesn’t hurt and you don’t feel like you’re going to rip your leg out every time,” Rask said after the first day of training camp at Warrior Ice Arena.

Rask injured his groin during the 2016 World Cup of Hockey playing for Team

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