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

Wild notes: Cooke facing long suspension

Matt Cooke has been summoned to NHL headquarters in New York on Wednesday for a hearing.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 07:23 AM

Wild's Granlund seizes his moment

With his eye-popping OT goal in Game 3 against Colorado, Mikael Granlund delivered on all his promise.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 06:32 AM

Granlund's incredible goal lifts Wild past Avs in overtime

Mikael Granlund’s highlight-reel goal in OT beat the Avs’ hot goalie and gave the Wild new life.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 06:54 AM

Struggling Brodziak scratched for first time with Wild

Center Kyle Brodziak, whose costly turnover not only turned Game 1 upside down but maybe the series, was scratched for the first time in his Wild career Monday night.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 12:16 AM

Strong relief puts Kuemper in running to start Game 3 for Wild

If Darcy Kuemper starts tonight's Game 3, it’ll be his fourth playoff appearance in two years and first career start.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 11:40 AM

Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon: Catch him if you can

The well-grounded teenager is soaring in the playoff series against the Wild.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 11:17 AM

Wild returns home with hopes of slowing Colorado's top line

Creating favorable line matchups could be easier — in theory — for Yeo.

Updated: April 20, 2014, - 11:39 PM

Wild caught flat-footed in another loss to Avalanche

Speedy Nathan MacKinnon and the Avalanche shove the Wild into a 2-0 hole after a 4-2 victory in Game 2.

Updated: April 20, 2014, - 08:06 AM

Wild notes: Yeo wants Granlund, Brodin to protect themselves better

DENVER – In Thursday’s Game 1, the Colorado Avalanche tried to set a physical tone, especially against the Wild’s more...

Updated: April 20, 2014, - 12:24 AM

Wild's approach after Game 1 loss: 'Deal with it and move on'

After its stunning collapse in Game 1, the Wild focused on moving forward. Game 2 is tonight in Denver.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 10:53 AM

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