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: 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

Inactives become valued contributors for Wild

Stephane Veilleux, Cody McCormick stepped up after being patient as scratches.

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 09:49 AM

With plenty left to play for, Wild blanks Pittsburgh

The Wild came out desperate and hungry at home for a change during a convincing 4-0 victory, the team’s 40th win of the season.

Updated: April 06, 2014, - 03:48 AM

Wild notes: Brodziak can't seem to buy a goal

Nobody seems to get more appetizing scoring chances than Kyle Brodziak, yet, the Wild center can’t seem to find the back of the net.

Updated: April 06, 2014, - 01:05 AM

Wild ponders how to keep Granlund healthy

While the Wild loves Mikael Granlund’s competitive spirit, the team also wants the undersized forward to have a long career

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 10:54 PM

Wild rallies in Chicago but loses in a shootout

Wild rookie Erik Haula forced overtime with 1 minute, 54 seconds left Thursday night at United Center. But Marian Hossa scored the lone goal in the shootout.

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 12:39 AM

Harding returns to join Wild goalie carousel

Josh Harding feels better, but there’s no set plan for his return from MS. He has not played since Dec. 31.

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 07:03 AM

Wild notes: Granlund out after hit to head

With six games left in the regular season, it sounded Wednesday as if the Wild isn’t expecting center Mikael Granlund back soon.

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 12:34 AM

Recovery by Wild's Koivu puts him back in command

After missing eight weeks including the Olympics, Wild captain Mikko Koivu has begun to resemble the Koivu of old.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 09:36 AM

Kuemper injured, so Wild dress emergency goalie

LOS ANGELES – With the Wild’s No. 1 and No. 2 goaltenders, Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding, already shut down,...

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 09:30 AM

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