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Wild signs defenseman Kris Fredheim from Houston, Latendresse to IR

As the injuries continue to pile up on the Wild blue line, the team signed defenseman Kris Fredheim from the Houston Aeros. Fredheim will join the club in time for Thursday's home game against Colorado. To create a roster spot for him, the team placed Guillaume Latendresse on injured reserve.
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As the injuries continue to pile up on the Wild blue line, the team signed defenseman Kris Fredheim from the Houston Aeros. Fredheim will join the club in time for Thursday's home game against Colorado. To create a roster spot for him, the team placed Guillaume Latendresse on injured reserve.

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