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by Paul on 12/15/11 at 12:04 PM ET
from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,
Pierre-Marc Bouchard suffered a broken nose and cut lip Tuesday night when he was driven face-first into the boards by a Winnipeg defenseman. But the Wild winger said he thinks he has avoided what everyone who knows his history fears—a concussion.
Unfortunately for the Wild, Guillaume Latendresse hasn’t.
One game after returning from a concussion, Latendresse was lost during the first intermission of Wednesday’s 4-3 shootout loss to Chicago because of what coach Mike Yeo termed post-concussion syndrome.
Latendresse logged 7:03 of ice time in the first period with four hits. On one shift, he checked Nick Leddy hard, then rocked Viktor Stalberg with an open-ice hit near the benches. It’s unclear if that’s when Latendresse was rattled.
But clearly, the power winger, who missed 15 games before returning in Winnipeg, will be shut down indefinitely.
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