MINNESOTA SPORTS BRIEFS: Wild sign Ballard to contract
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with former Golden Gopher star defenseman Keith Ballard of Baudette.
The two-year deal is reportedly worth around three-million-dollars and returns Ballard to his homestate from Vancouver. The Wild, meanwhile, will not extend an offer to another native son. Moorhead native Matt Cullen will be allowed to hit the open market today.