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

Rupp suspended four games for hit to head on Blues' Oshie

Mike Rupp was playing for the first time since Feb. 1 on Thursday night when he injured Blues' forward T.J. Oshie.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 12:29 AM

Wild focuses on how it's playing, not who

A 6-0-1 stretch has given the Wild confidence with the playoffs looming.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 12:26 AM

Rupp faces possible suspension

In his first game since Feb. 1 and fifth since Dec. 31, Mike Rupp was assessed a match penalty for “attempt to injure.”

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 06:49 AM

Wild dusts off goalie, then starts a dust-up

John Curry made a rare but effective appearance in the net before Mike Rupp leveled Blues star T.J. Oshie.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 04:45 AM

New Wild defenseman Folin goes from obscurity to NHL

Dropped off at gas station four years ago when college didn't work out, well-traveled Christian Folin will make his Wild debut Thursday.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 12:24 AM

Playoff bound: Wild rallies, beats Boston to clinch wild-card spot

With the come-from-behind win over Boston, the Wild, 5-0-1 in its past six, are in the playoffs for a second straight season and will face the No. 2 seed in the West.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 06:44 AM

Wild notes: Masterton winner Harding is up for award again

The NHL’s Masterton Trophy winner last season for exemplifying perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey, has been selected as the Wild’s nominee for the second year in a row

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 12:50 AM

Wild within a whisker of playoffs after shutting out Winnipeg

Charlie Coyle’s goal and Ilya Bryzgalov’s shutout helped Minnesota trim its magic number to 1.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 10:17 AM

Wild goalie Curry takes long road back to NHL

Stints in Germany, Orlando and Iowa led John Curry back to his home state as backup goalie for the Wild.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 12:21 AM

Wild notes: Niederreiter stuck on fourth line

In 19 games since returning from the Olympics, Nino Niederreiter has two goals, three assists and 20 shots.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 12:21 AM

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