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.
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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.

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