Zach Parise will miss tonight's Wild game against the San Jose Sharks to be with his dad. J.P. Parise is at his Twin Cities home with his family at his side in hospice care.

I wrote yesterday about the burden Zach has been playing with.

In a statement, "the Wild supports his decision to be with his family as his dad, J.P., battles lung cancer and asks that their privacy be respected. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Parise family during this difficult time."

Heartbreaking.

My best to the entire Parise family.

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