13 Minnesota Athletes Now On Local Pro TeamsThe Minnesota sports fan is a rare breed: One that hopes for the best but expects the worst, yet still somehow still manages to be devastated at the end of the day. But when a Minnesota athlete has a chance to come home and play for a team, we salivate like sharks that smell blood. Especially if it's a professional athlete.
Wild's Ballard Has Facial Fractures, ConcussionMinnesota 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.
Wild Defenseman Ballard Leaves With InjuryMinnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard was hospitalized Tuesday night following a hit into the boards by New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin. The Wild announced Ballard was conscious while he was taken to Regions Hospital for evaluation and observation.
Ducks' Perry Helped Off Ice After Hit By BallardAnaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry was helped off the ice by a trainer midway through the first period Friday night after a hit from Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard.
Suter Becomes Wild’s Latest Mumps VictimRyan Suter missed his first game since signing with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night, due to an illness. A day later, the Wild found out what that illness is. And it's an all-too familiar issue. "Yeah," Coach Mike Yeo said. "He's got the mumps."
Minnesota Hockey Elite Gather To Prep For Upcoming SeasonThey gather in Edina now, ready to start focusing on what is around the corner - training camp for hockey. It seems early, but this group is dedicated and determined. It is a who's who of Minnesota talent.
The Wild, Like Fans, Don’t Want Play-Off Party To EndIt's been a stomach-churning couple weeks for the Minnesota Wild and their fans. The team was decided underdogs against the Colorado Avalanche, and much more so against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Wild’s Keith Ballard On Playoffs, Fishing Openerin Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Keith Ballard helped the Minnesota Wild limit the Chicago Blackhawks, which is a big part of the game plan. "I think with their personal … there's more shots that become dangerous. They don't always have to be odd-man rushes or back-door plays or stuff like that – they've got a lot of skill in their lineup," Ballard said.
Wild Aim To Break Playoff Losing Streak Against ChicagoThe Minnesota Wild are at a point where they are counting on the home ice carrying them. "That's the plan. We know in the first round we played pretty well here and we're excited to play here. But, you know, that doesn't guarantee much," said forward Zach Parise.
Wild Bring Defenseman Keith Ballard Back To LineupThe Minnesota Wild have returned defenseman Keith Ballard to the lineup for Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal against Chicago. Coach Mike Yeo confirmed the change after the pre-game skate Tuesday. Ballard replaced Nate Prosser on the third blue line pair.
Keith Ballard Brings Veteran Expertise To WildThe Wild take on Tampa Tuesday night in a dash to the Olympic break. Keith Ballard came home in the off season to try and help solidify a group of defensemen that is a blend of veterans and youth.
Wild Blog: Pominville Acquisition Paying Off For Minn.Last April the Minnesota Wild made a bold move at the NHL trade deadline as they sent goaltender Matt Hackett, forward Johan Larsson and a pair of draft picks to Buffalo for forward Jason Pominville.