North Dakota forward Kristo to return in ’11-12

The Grand Forks Herald reports that North Dakota forward Danny Kristo will return for his junior season this fall rather than sign with the Montreal Canadiens.

The Canadiens drafted Kristo in the second round in 2008.

Kristo is the third non-senior on the UND team to announce this week that he is returning for another year with the Fighting Sioux. Goalie Aaron Dell and defenseman Ben Blood also will be back.

Kristo, who missed time last season suffering from a bout of frostbite on his toes, told the Herald that their decisions influenced his.