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.
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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.

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