Notebook: Wild trying to become more special
Vanek, Brett Sutter, Joel Rechlicz, Jason Pominville, Michael Keranen, Erik Haula and Mikael Granlund; defensemen Keith Ballard , Stu Bickel, Christian Folin, Marco Scandella, Jonas Brodin, Jared Spurgeon and Mathew Dumba; and goalies Ilya
Wild lose despite late surge
Keith Ballard talks about the Wild's performance in their loss to the Avalanche.
Wild's Dumba trying to break through for full-time NHL job
the team." And to stay this time. Dumba sees the potential. Minnesota returns its top-4 defensemen and also has Keith Ballard and restricted free agent Jon Blum. The Wild have three young defensemen seemingly on the cusp of contributing in
Wild latest to take advantage of U.S. developmental program
teams from the NCAA and international tournaments. The program has featured players like the Wild's Ryan Suter, Keith Ballard , Jordan Schroeder and Jason Zucker, as well as Chicago's Patrick Kane, Anaheim's Ryan Kesler, Toronto's Phil
Wild stopped by Coyotes at home
Keith Ballard shares thoughts after Minnesota's 3-1 loss to Phoenix.
Blackhawks' Brandon Bollig suspended 2 games
Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig was suspended for two games Saturday by the NHL for boarding Minnesota defenseman Keith Ballard in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series. Bollig received a minor penalty for boarding in the second period
Coyle, Bryzgalov lead Wild past Jets 1-0
Bogosian. ... Minnesota was without forwards Mikael Granlund and Jason Zucker and defensemen Clayton Stoner and Keith Ballard . ... Jets center Jim Slater played in his 500th career NHL game.
NHL takeaways: Penguins' collapse could have serious ripple effects
was a big stop on Jason Pominville. There was the rebound robbery of Nino Niederreiter. There were the OT stops on Keith Ballard and Erik Haula. Let's just call Crawford's highlight reel package the extended play of the night. THREE STARS
Toews helps Blackhawks beat Wild 2-1 in Game 5
Shaw with a lower-body injury, and Brandon Bollig sat out with a two-game suspension for boarding Wild defenseman Keith Ballard in Game 4. On the ensuing power play, Patrick Kane's slap shot went off Bickell's left leg and past Bryzgalov
Wings waste Nyquist's effort, fall to Wild in OT
an undisclosed injury. ... Detroit veteran RW Todd Bertuzzi didn't play because of the flu. ... Minnesota D Keith Ballard missed his fourth game with a lower-body injury. ... The Red Wings sent RW Teemu Pulkkinen to their AHL affiliate