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Updated: June 28th, 2012 1:06pm
Guillaume Latendresse says goodbye to Wild, moving to 'next chapter'

Guillaume Latendresse says goodbye to Wild, moving to 'next chapter'

by Tom Pelissero
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Guillaume Latendresse will become a free agent on Sunday, and he doesn't expect to be back with the Minnesota Wild.

"(T)hanks to all the wild fans, the organization, the coaching staff and the player," Latendresse wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

"(I)'m moving forward on a new chapter in my career. (T)hat decision was made because i have a son of 4 year old in montreal and i think he need me. we will see what the market has to offer."

The Wild had a $2.5 million option on Latendresse, 25, but they won't exercise it.

He arrived in a trade from Montreal during the 2009-10 season and had 37 points (25 goals, 12 assists) in 55 games for the Wild down the stretch.

But he has struggled with concussion troubles since and played in only 27 games over the past two seasons.

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