Michael Russo

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

Recent content from Michael Russo

At long last, Vanek returns to Minnesota

Thomas Vanek is off the Wild’s wish list and on its roster. After three weeks of skating informally with his new teammates, Vanek will finally take the ice in his first Wild training camp Friday.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 10:04 AM

Kuemper signs with Wild after Harding is suspended

The move comes a day after veteran Ilya Bryzgalov agreed to a tryout and Josh Harding was suspended following an altercation with a teammate.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 07:04 AM

July 1: Former Gophers star Vanek gets his happy homecoming

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

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 09:53 PM

Q&A with Wild coach Mike Yeo

A stacked conference, big expectations and an unsettled goalie situation greet Wild coach Mike Yeo as training camp begins.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 09:25 AM

Goalie situation frustrates Wild coach Yeo

Josh Harding broke a foot while kicking a wall, while Darcy Kuemper remains unsigned.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 12:37 AM

Wild goalie Harding, eager to prove himself, is injured

Goalie wanted to show he could be a No. 1 backstop.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 12:47 AM

Wild players, staff will attend Suter's father's funeral

Wild owner Craig Leipold will charter a plane Saturday so his team — management, coaches, players, staff and family members — can attend Bob Suter’s funeral in Madison, Wis.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 11:49 PM

Agent: Niederreiter, Wild close to deal

The Wild winger’s contract is expected to be done in time for training camp.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 12:21 AM

Dec. 2, 2013: Wild star Suter helps out in hometown hockey revival

The former Wisconsin Badgers defenseman joined in an effort to bring a USHL team to Madison.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 03:55 PM

Kuemper, Wild stuck in contract talks; Will goalie go to Russia?

The goalie seeks one-year, one-way deal with Wild, but negotiations are at an impasse.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 07:37 AM

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