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

Now in the NHL, ex-Gophers stars set to tangle in Florida

Former college teammates Nick Bjugstad, Erik Haula to start a rivalry in the NHL that will feature some smack talking.

Updated: November 24, 2014, - 06:49 AM

Wild brothers are just as proud as the dads

To make the fathers, brothers and other mentors feel more included, Mike Yeo allowed them to sit in on the Wild’s pregame video session with players.

Updated: November 23, 2014, - 12:09 AM

Wild's four-game win streak snapped with loss at Tampa Bay

Minnesota’s best shooters were ineffective, and NHL’s best sniper did his job.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 11:58 PM

NHL Insider: Former Wild executive Lynn now agent and author

Tom Lynn has become an author, releasing his first book — a behind-the-scenes, inside look at how the Wild was built from the ground up.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 05:26 PM

Yeo shuffles lines in search of goals

Wild coach Mike Yeo gave three explanations for tinkering with his second, third and fourth lines despite a run of victories.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 01:02 AM

Wild players show appreciation for their fathers on road trip

Keith Ballard has been in the NHL 10 seasons, yet his dad has arrived in Florida to experience his first father-son trip this weekend. In all, Wild players, coaches and staff have 34 guests on the trip.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 12:31 AM

Wild wins a nail-biter on Zucker's last-minute goal

Darcy Kuemper’s season-high 37 stops kept the team close until Jason Zucker’s last-minute goal.

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 09:15 AM

Wild's father-son trip will be hard for Suter, Parise

For Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, the Wild’s father-son road trip will leave an empty feeling.

Updated: November 19, 2014, - 12:23 AM

NHL's player safety department misses nothing

Throw a dirty hit, and the NHL’s player safety folks will see it. The Player Safety room in New York has 12 high-definition TVs and workstations that include 10 monitors that show the home and road feeds for every game.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 11:22 AM

Iowa or elsewhere: Wild puts Harding on waivers

Medically cleared to return from a broken foot, Wild goaltender Josh Harding was placed on waivers Monday. If he is claimed, Harding's 12-year career with the Wild is over. If not, he'll be assigned to AHL Iowa.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 06:36 AM

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