GM Niece today confirmed that Mark Parrish, the teams leading scorer, will not be ready to play for todayâ€™s game. This will be the first game that Mark has missed a game this season as he continues to recover from a concussion dealt to him by Chicagoâ€™s Todd Simpson late in Sundayâ€™s game. After an early season loss to their nemesis, Chicago, Detroit's fortune has turned around for which a reasonable share of credit is due to Mark Parrish. Parrish has been a Hawk killer all season having tallied 5 goals and 4 assists in the 5 games against the Blackhawks this season. Late in the 3rd, when it became apparent that the Blackhawks were about to lose their 4th consecutive game to the Wings, things started to become increasingly physical. Parrish had parked himself near the net looking to add an insurance marker when he was crossed checked from behind by Todd Simpson. Parrish turned to confront his cowardly attacker and a scrum soon ensued during which Parrish lost his balance and struck his head on the cross bar. While Parrish was forced to leave the game with a mild concussion team physicians have given him clearance to resume light workouts and the team hopes to see him back by Thursday when they face the Panthers.