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

Paying off gambling debt puts Wild's Vanek in spotlight

Thomas Vanek was a witness in a federal case that led to one guilty plea for illegal gambling and conspiracy to launder money Thursday.

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 12:10 AM

Wild might have Brodin, Folin back but Spurgeon out with shoulder injury

The Wild might get defensemen Jonas Brodin and Christian Folin back in the lineup Saturday night against the Dallas Stars,...

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Wild notes: Rangers' Moore calls Haula to apologize for hit

Some people would send an “unknown number” to voice mail, but Erik Haula picked up Tuesday and was caught off...

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 09:29 AM

Wild rallies, wins in a shootout over San Jose

Kyle Brodziak scored two third-period goals thanks to Thomas Vanek’s passing.

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 07:41 AM

Wild hopes to get Koivu, Vanek up to speed

Getting more production from Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek is at the top of the Wild's to-do list. They have combined for one goal in eight games.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 12:07 PM

Reverse course: Wild posts comeback victory over Boston

One night after losing a 3-0 lead in a loss to the Rangers, Minnesota returned the favor in Boston and posted a comeback victory over the Bruins.

Updated: October 29, 2014, - 01:09 AM

Injuries sideline Wild's Brodin, Haula

BOSTON – The way the Wild lost wasn’t the only painful result of Monday’s game against the Rangers.As if blowing...

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 10:09 PM

Wild lead is gone in a New York period

Darcy Kuemper and the defense conceded a three-goal lead by giving up five goals in the final frame to the Rangers.

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 07:18 AM

Wild defensemen have set the tone

NEW YORK – There are many factors why Wild defensemen seem to be jumping into the offensive attack more than...

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 12:50 AM

Wild has four lines clicking as it heads to New York

Saturday night’s combinations helped produce seven goals in a rout of Tampa Bay. The biggest evidence of the Wild turning into a four-line team is the fact its leading goal scorer, Jason Zucker, resides on that fourth line.

Updated: October 26, 2014, - 10:39 PM

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