Found December 20, 2013 on Talk Hockey:
Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard delivered a huge hip-check along the boards on Penguins forward Chuck Kobasew last night. Here's the slow motion replay of Pittsburgh's right wing going airborne in GIF form. Following the hit, Kobasew actually got up and fought Ballard. You can see that here.Related:GIF: Jason Spezza dances around Dylan OlsenGIF: Giroux's falling backhander completes comeback for Flyers

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Zatkoff has been money during his tenure with the Penguins. Photo Credit: Rant Sports Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff parlayed his strong play into a brand new two-year contract extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The contract kicks in next season and has an average annual value of $600,000.  

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