(CBS) According to a report, the Blackhawks are among a handful of teams in the running to land highly-touted free-agent forward Zach Parise.

The report indicates the Blackhawks have made a significant offer to the 27-year-old Parise, who had 31 goals and 38 assists with the Devils last season.

“We haven’t made a timetable or wanted to make a timetable,” Parise told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I don’t want to put those types of restrictions on anything. You have to do the right research and it’s a life-changing decision.”

 Parise is believed to be weighing offers near $100 million for 10 years.
“There’s so much more than the money,” Parise told the newspaper. “That plays a very small factor in it. You take the time to consider everything. You consider where you want to be for the next however long and however many years of your life. It’s a harder decision than I thought it was going to be.”

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