Guillaume Latendresse returns to Wild practice

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.
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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.

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