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Minnesota Wild hockey players Darroll Powe, left, and Ryan Suter listen during instructions as a number of Wild players returned to the Xcel Arena for an informal workout Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn., for the first time since a tentative agreement was reached in the NFL lockout. Suter and Minnesota native Zach Parise signed identical 13-year, $98 million contracts with the Wild last year. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Parise and Suter hit the ice for Wild


ST. PAUL — There were times over the last four months when it seemed as if Zach Parise and Ryan Suter would never put on a Minnesota Wild sweater this season.

Finally, there they were on the Xcel Energy Center ice on Monday, cloaked in green and ready to start their long delayed, but highly anticipated careers with the Wild.

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