Breaking: Wild star pulled from the line up just moments before tonight's game.

Wild down one of their top players.

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The Minnesota Wild will be without one of their top stars this evening.

According to an official report from the Minnesota Wild's social media, star forward Zach Parise will be sidelined this evening due to the fact that he has contracted an undisclosed illness.

The timing is extremely poor as the Wild are set to face off against a very tough Montreal Canadiens squad in a match up that many have called a match up of the two best goalies in the National Hockey League.

It's likely also a huge source of frustration for the Wild's fan base as Parise has been unable to remain healthy for any sort of consistent stretch over the past few seasons.