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

Fire at Wild's offseason retreat almost turned tragic

Owner Craig Leipold’s cabin went ablaze early on Aug. 24 with 15 members of the Wild's hockey operations staff and business executive team on site for an offseason retreat.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Kuemper gets third shutout of season in Wild's 2-0 win

The Wild finally opened the doors to its arena again Thursday night, kept the puck out of its net for a second consecutive home game and cruised past the Coyotes, 2-0.

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 07:42 AM

Wild notes: Granlund contract talks ongoing

The Jonas Brodin and Charlie Coyle contract extensions were achieved within a few weeks of beginning negotiations. If the Mikael...

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 12:35 AM

Coyle signs five-year, $16 million extension with Wild

The forward signed a $16 million extension. Next on the team’s list is Mikael Granlund.

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 07:02 AM

The Wild's Jared Spurgeon: Big in stature if not in size

Defenseman Jared Spurgeon, all 5-8 of him, continues to make a lasting impact for the Wild

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 07:02 AM

The 'Fletcher Files' hold key to Wild's negotiations

The Wild GM and his staff try to stay ahead of the curve with young talent.

Updated: October 20, 2014, - 11:36 PM

Wild notes: Vanek finding ample shots but no goals

In four games, Thomas Vanek has been limited to one assist and 13 shots, including seven in Friday’s 2-1 loss at Anaheim.

Updated: October 19, 2014, - 11:15 PM

Quick makes 40 saves for L.A., Wild drops second straight

The Wild generated more than enough chances to win, but Jonathan Quick challenged, sprawled and contorted his Los Angeles Kings bunch to a 2-1 win.

Updated: October 19, 2014, - 11:11 PM

Wild shakes up scoreless power play unit ahead of game at LA

After getting blanked on four chances and giving up a game-turning shorthanded goal during Friday’s 2-1 loss at Anaheim, Wild coach Mike Yeo said the power play needed to be addressed.

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 11:53 PM

NHL Insider: In Florida, Panthers hold a hot seat

The NHL's most unstable franchise - the Florida Panthers - is feeling it at the box office.

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 05:38 PM

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