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Updated: July 1st, 2010 12:00am
Wild re-signs left wing Guillaume Latendresse

Wild re-signs left wing Guillaume Latendresse

by Phil Mackey
1500ESPN.com
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With the NHL free-agency period kicking off at midnight, the Wild wasted no time re-signing restricted free agent Guillaume Latendresse to a two-year, $5 million contract.

According to the Star Tribune's Mike Russo, Latendresse will earn $2.4 million next year, and $2.6 million in 2011-2012. UPDATE: The Wild has announced the move and confirmed it's a two-year deal.

Latendresse, 23, was traded to the Wild from Montreal last season for Benoit Puliot. He scored 25 goals for the Wild in 55 games, while also tallying 12 assists.

The Wild remains approximately $10 million under the salary cap after this signing.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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