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Wild lose Ballard to injury… again

Nov 6, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT

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Keith Ballard can’t catch a break.

The Minnesota defenseman, who only recently returned from a concussion, is now out with an upper-body injury and will miss the next two games as the Wild play road dates in Washington and Carolina this week.

Ballard, 31, returned from a seven-game absence on Nov. 1 and provided a spark almost immediately, racking up three points in his first two games back. He also logged a season-high 19:46 TOI in a 4-0 win over New Jersey on Sunday.

Wild coach Mike Yeo said the latest injury is in no way related to the concussion, and doesn’t believe it’ll sideline Ballard long-term.

 

  1. mp1131211 - Nov 6, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    What? When did that happen?

    • JB (the original) - Nov 6, 2013 at 5:32 PM

      He blocked a shot in the 3rd and didn’t come back. I’d guess he caught the puck in a bad spot. They said he’s in a lot of pain so he didn’t even make the trip

  2. mnwildfan15 - Nov 6, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Black football picks JB? Sucks that Ballard is out hopefully he returns soon.

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