Buyout for Ballard? 

May, 8, 2013
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Defenseman Keith Ballard may have played his last game as a member of the Vancouver Canucks (April 27). Due $4.2 million annually through the next two season, the part-timer carries too costly a price-tag for a Canucks team already over the salary cap ($64.3 million) for 2013-14. So ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun suggests Ballard is a prime candidate for one of two compliance buyouts this summer.