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Wild games to stay on Bally for rest of season

NHL and Diamond reach deal to keep games on regional networks.

Wild fans no longer need to wonder whether their favorite hockey team will move to a different television home this season.

The NHL and Diamond Sports Group, the largest owner of the Bally Sports regional networks, reached an agreement that will keep 11 teams, including the Wild, on Bally Sports through the end of the season. The agreement is subject to court approval.

A similar agreement was reached last month to keep 15 NBA teams on their regional sports networks.

Diamond Sports Group filed for bankruptcy on March 14, leaving the future of several regional sports networks in a state of uncertainty ever since. That really came to a head when Major League Baseball was forced to take over broadcasts for the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks last season after agreements weren't reached.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon is in discussions with Diamond about becoming a strategic partner that could help Diamond avoid liquidation. According to Axios, the talks involve Amazon Prime Video becoming the streaming home for all of Diamond’s games.

But for the rest of this season anyways, Wild games won’t be going anywhere.

Along with the Wild, Bally also broadcasts games for Anaheim, Carolina, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Florida, Los Angeles, Nashville, St. Louis and Tampa Bay.