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Wild's Ballard still out with concussion, uncertain of future

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Following an overnight stay in the hospital in December, Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard was allowed to go home, his face showing the effects from a dangerous hit the night before in a game. Ballard had suffered another concussion and multiple facial fractures. He returned home to his family. "It was tough; I mean, just coming home and my face is pretty...
Via Fox Sports North
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild's Ballard has facial fractures, concussion

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard has been released from the hospital, diagnosed with multiple facial fractures and a concussion after a collision with the boards. The Wild announced Wednesday that Ballard will be out indefinitely. Ballard was hurt Tuesday when he tried to turn away from Matt Martin as the New York Islanders left wing charged toward him...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild's Ballard released from hospital with concussion, multiple facial fractures

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard was released from the hospital Wednesday after suffering multiple facial fractures and a concussion from a head-first hit into the boards in Minnesota's 5-4 win Tuesday night. The team announced Ballard, 32, is out indefinitely. Ballard turned away from a hit from New York Islanders forward Matt Martin and went head first...
Via Fox Sports North
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

(Video) Matt Martin Hit on Keith Ballard

"It's a dirty vicious hit, up high, he put Ballard into the Glass," Minnesota Wild color commentator Mike Greenlay said. You can decide for yourself what you think of the hit. I agree with Wes Walz, it's a questionable hit. It's in the grey area. The thing that might do Martin in, he came from a long way to hit Ballard and he was injured on the play.If you watch the video, it looks...
Via Goon's World
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild defenseman Ballard leaves with injury

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard has left the game after an injury from a hit into the boards by New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin. Ballard passed the puck at mid-ice midway through the second period and tried to turn away as Martin charged toward him with a straight-ahead angle. Ballard was pinned awkwardly against the glass partition separating...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Keith Ballard Knocked Out Cold After Late Hit From Matt Martin

An ugly scene unfolded during the second period of Tuesday’s Wild-Islanders game in Minnesota when Islanders defenseman Matt Martin threw a late, high hit on Wild defenseman Keith Ballard, driving his face into the board and knocking him out cold along the end of the New York bench. Ballard remained motionless on the ground for a Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Corey Perry Gets Destroyed By Keith Ballard Hip Check

Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry was forced to leave the first period of Friday’s game against the Minnesota Wild after taking this huge hip check from Wild defenseman Keith Ballard. Perry was sent crashing to the ice head-over-heels before eventually being helped to the locker room. Ballard wasn’t penalized for the hit. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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 in the Wild lineup. "That...
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 rival...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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