Everything was great about Zach Parise's return to the lineup in a 3-1 win over San Jose on Sunday, except when teammate Chris Stewart accidentally punched Parise in the face after the whistle. The Star Tribune's Michael Russo quoted Stewart postgame saying jokingly, "It's chippy at the front of the net, so, I just was making sure he was into the game. I thought I'd wake him up."
Mike Yeo returns to Xcel Energy Center for the first time as the head coach of the Blues when St. Louis faces the Wild on Tuesday (7 p.m., FSN). If that's not enough of a subplot, the Wild and Blues could face each other in the playoffs.
"Chad Greenway was an awesome player. Gave 110 percent all the time both on and off the field. I'll miss watching him play as hard as he did. Thank you for your service, Chad Greenway. On to next chapter in your life.
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"Telling comment from Molitor on Buxton bunt 1B: 'When Puckett started hitting 30 HRs, he didn't bunt as much.' Clearly sees huge potential."