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Ottawa signs Guillaume Latendresse to one-year deal

Jul 1, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

Guillaume Latendresse AP

Guillaume Latendresse will have a new home next season.

According to Renaud Lavoie of RDS, the concussion-riddled power forward will sign with the Ottawa Senators if he can pass a team physical.

ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun reports it’ll be a one-year deal worth $1.2 million plus bonuses if/when he signs.

UPDATE (3:oo p.m. ET): Ottawa made the signing official, announing a one-year deal.

When Latendresse first arrived in Minnesota from Montreal back in 2009-10, he scored 25 goals in 55 games — since then, he’s played just 27 games while only scoring eight goals and seven assists.

Ottawa hopes they’ll get a healthy Latendresse, one capable of being their big-bodied goal scorer up front.

  1. lordfletcher - Jul 1, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    not happy

    Wild fan.

  2. williplett - Jul 1, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    I’m a Wild fan and I’m comfortable with allowing him to move on. He obviously didn’t want to be here, his QO was twice what he ended up signing for and he is coming off of two seasons which were completely decimated by injuries. I’ve seen some of our fans totally wigging out over this and I just don’t get it; he’s had one above average season out of the six he’s spent in the league. One.

    Goodbye and good luck.

    • lordfletcher - Jul 1, 2012 at 5:15 PM

      I get both ends of the spectrum … but to keep him for almost nothing makes too sense to me.

      Good luck

      • williplett - Jul 1, 2012 at 6:01 PM

        It seems pretty close to the deal he rejected here. He wanted to be closer to his kid and took the same amount-or possibly less, the specifics on the offer he rejected don’t seem to be floating around-to do it. If he had gone somewhere else for more money and more years after saying that it would be a different story, but it truly looks like he just did not want to be here.

        It only makes sense if Lats is into it and agrees to do it and it seems he just wasn’t on board.

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