Michael Russo

Reporter | Wild, NHL
Michael Russo has covered the NHL since 1995 and the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005.

Recent content from Michael Russo

Blue-line prospects will get closer look in Wild's development camp

Defensemen Christian Folin and Matt Dumba could make an early case for a roster spot with the Wild during this week's development camp.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 01:28 PM

Mitchell spurns Wild; Stoner to Ducks

More than $500 million in long-term contracts were handed out league-wide on the first day of NHL free agency..

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 07:38 AM

Former U star Vanek gets his happy homecoming with Wild

Thomas Vanek picked the comforts of home over bigger money and joined the Wild.

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 07:19 AM

Goal scorers Vanek, Iginla are atop Wild's list in free agency

Either veteran scorer is an option to increase the team's scoring.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 06:19 AM

Wild coach Yeo meets with top free-agent Vanek

The Wild coach was expected to discuss a potential role and fit with the free-agent forward.

Updated: June 30, 2014, - 06:51 AM

Iginla emerges on list of free-agent candidates for Wild

The team is hoping Jarome Iginla will make Minnesota his next stop. The Wild, which ranked 24th offensively last season with 199 goals, desperately wants to improve offensively.

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 07:36 AM

Wild notes: Chicago area selection switches allegiances

The Skokie, Ill., native won't be a Blackhawks fan anymore.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 09:53 PM

Wild takes 'big power forward' Alex Tuch in first round

The Boston College-bound right wing just completed his development with the USA’s Under-18 program.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 11:27 AM

Wild meets with Niskanen, is expected to be active in free agency

Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher has identified his biggest need this offseason above all else as a scoring forward.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 09:45 AM

Wild unlikely to reach high for a goalie in draft

Plan A is status quo — provided Wild threesome stays healthy.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 04:01 PM

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