Defenseman Marco Scandella suffered a concussion Saturday night against Los Angeles, and was scratched from the Wild lineup against Anaheim tonight. It was the second straight game a key Minnesota player sustained a concussion. Guillaume Latendresse suffered one against San Jose on Thursday.
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After missing 32 of the last 34 games with a concussion, Guillaume Latendresse has returned to practice with the Wild. The Star Tribune reports Latendresse skated with Mikko Koivu today, who is out with a shoulder injury. The Wild start the second half of the NHL season tomorrow night, hosting Nashville.
Latendresse out again with post-concussion syndrome
The Minnesota Wild's Guillame Latendresse -- who just came back after missing 15 games with a concussion -- had to leave after the first period in Wednesday's game against Chicago. No word when the winger will be back.
Wild sends Scandella back to Houston
Marco Scandella was informed Monday that he was being sent back to the Wild's AHL affiliate in Houston. Head coach Mike Yeo said Scandella "shrunk" a little bit after each mistake he's made during the Wild's slump. Yeo hopes a trip back to the minors will help Scandella's confidence.
Latendresse and Zidlicky could return soon
Guillaume Latendresse and Marek Zidlicky have missed significant time this season as they continue recovering from concussions. Mike Yeo says both players have been on the ice and skating hard, and it's just a matter of time before they return to practice.
Wild winger Guillaume Latendresse to test free agency
Wild winger Guillaume Latendresse says he will be a free agent as of Sunday. He tells the Star Tribune he hopes to sign with a team that will allow him to be closer to his 4-year-old son, who lives in Montreal. Latendresse played just 16 games in an injury-filled season last year.
Wild GM unsure when Bouchard, Latendresse will return
The return of Pierre-Marc Bouchard to the Wild lineup is growing more doubtful by the day. GM Chuck Fletcher tells the Star Tribune that barring a “stroke of good fortune” he doesn’t think Bouchard or winger Gullaume Latendresse will play again this year. Both are out with concussion symptoms.
Wild extend qualifying offers to 8 players, trying to re-sign Latendresse
The Minnesota Wild extended qualifying offers to eight players Monday, including Chay Genoway, David McIntyre, Nick Palmieri, Jarod Palmer, Justin Falk and Carson McMillan. Meanwhile, the team didn't extend an offer to Guillaume Latendresse, although they are trying to sign him.
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