Parise blocked a shot with his left foot in a loss to St. Louis on Monday and was expected to miss 2 to 3 weeks with a contusion.
But Minnesota's leading scorer skated in pregame warmups and decided he felt good enough to play against Colorado.
Avs forward Paul Stastny was scratched for the second straight game with back spasms.
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