Wild's Latendresse: "I feel 100 percent"
Minnesota Wild winger Guillaume Latendresse has declared himself symptom-free from his concussion, according to the Minnesota Star Tribune.
"It's like I never had any concussion," Latendresse said. "I feel 100 percent. I'm doing training like before. I have nothing. I can't even remember when my last headache was."
Latendresse has seen ups and downs since being traded to the Wild by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2009-10 season. In just 55 games after being traded, the 25-year-old posted 25 goals and 12 assists with the Wild. Heading into the 2010-11 season the Wild signed Latendresse to a two-year, $5 million deal, but his success would be short lived.
Latendresse suffered a series of injuries in the 2010-11 season that allowed him to play in only 11 games. His 2011-12 was not much better, as Latendresse suffered a concussion that led to post-concussion syndrome. He managed just 16 games on the season.
Now, with a clean bill of health, Latendresse is ready to prove his abilities to the NHL, and he would like to stay with the Wild.
"I'm 25, I'm young, I have a good season behind me, I know I can bring something to a team," Latendresse said. "It's just who's going to give me a chance to do it. If it's Minnesota that wants me back, I'll be happy there."