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Ballard back for Wild, OK with being cautious after concussion

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Keith Ballard has two children and a wife at home. He'd prefer to recognize them when his NHL playing career is over. "I don't want to be putting myself in a position where in 10 years I can't remember their names and can't get through a day functioning normally," the oft-concussed defenseman said Tuesday morning ahead of his reappearance...
Via Fox Sports North
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild return home in same 2-0 hole as last series

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Keith Ballard and 19,221 other spectators could feel the energy pulsate through their veins as Game 3 against the Avalanche began. It rarely waned, never left. In the Wild's come-from-behind, 4-3 series triumph over Colorado in the Stanley Cup Playoffs quarterfinals, a raucous, hockey-crazed Xcel Energy Center crowd made for three gameday environments that...
Via Fox Sports North
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Keith Ballard takes puck to the face (GIF)

Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard took a puck to the face during Monday night's game against the Buffalo Sabres. The puck deflected off the skate of Sabres forward Brian Flynn directly into Ballard's face. Ballard does not wear a visor, but it's not clear whether that would have helped here. Just part of the game. GIF via @CJZero. H/T NIS. Visit us...
Via Holdout Sports
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Keith Ballard’s face had a rough day at the office

Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard fell victim to one of the occupational hazards of being a professional hockey player during today’s game against the Buffalo Sabres. A speeding puck deflected off of a Sabres player’s skate and ricocheted straight up and into Ballard’s face. It’s one of those freak accidents that would send most people straight to the Worker’s Comp...
Via The Nosebleeds
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Keith Ballard's return to Minnesota a hockey decision

ST. PAUL, Minn. Chuck Fletcher's memories of defenseman Keith Ballard extend back to Fletcher's days in Pittsburgh, when he was the Penguins' assistant general manager.Fletcher, now as the Minnesota Wild general manager, remembered facing the Florida Panthers and a young defenseman, Ballard, holding his own against Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby.In signing him to a two...
Via Fox Sports North
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild agree on contract with defenseman Ballard

This Fourth of July for the Minnesota Wild was a little less eventful than the last. Still, the Wild made another holiday splash by bringing in more help for their blue line. The Wild announced Thursday they agreed to terms on a two-year contract with defenseman Keith Ballard, who was available after being let go by Vancouver earlier this week with a compliance buyout to clear...
Via AP on Fox
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild agree to terms with former Gophers D Keith Ballard

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild sure know how to celebrate the Fourth of July. After signing the two biggest free agents on the market, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, last year on July 4, Minnesota added former University of Minnesota defenseman Keith Ballard on Thursday, according to the team's Twitter account. Ballard and the Wild agreed to terms on a two-year contract...
Via Fox Sports North
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Keith Ballard escapes the Vancouver Canucks doghouse

Rejuvenated Ballard boosts blue line One year ago in the playoffs Keith Ballard appeared to be Alain Vigneault’s favourite whipping boy, as he was frequently dropped from the post season lineup and fell victim to several less than flattering appraisals by his coach. To his credit, the expensive free agent defenceman, acquired from the Florida Panthers (Vancouver’s favoured players...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Keith Ballard goes on longterm injured reserve

According to the Twitter Account of Ben Kuzma on Saturday the Vancouver Canucks placed Keith Ballard (neck) on LTIR. Ben goes on to say this move by the Vancouver front office frees up $4.2M in salary cap space to make a significant trade move Monday, should the Canucks be interested in making said move. For more news on the Canucks follow our Canucks blog, and our streaming NHL...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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