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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.
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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.

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