Wild shore up defense by signing Ballard, Spurgeon
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- With precious little space left under the salary cap, the Minnesota Wild were looking for another experienced, puck-moving defenseman.
Keith Ballard was seeking a fresh start, and thus the match was made.
The Wild signed Ballard to a two-year, $3 million contract on Friday and also re-signed defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a three-year, $8 million contract.
Minnesota wasn't done yet shaking up its roster. The Wild freed up salary-cap space by trading forward ...
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