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

Wild's emerging Granlund shows he's ready for his close-up

A year after struggling as a rookie, the soft-spoken center has developed nicely for the Wild.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 12:44 PM

Koivu unlikely to play this week; Sochi status unclear

Mikko Koivu probably won’t play in the Wild’s final two games before the Olympic break.Monday was four weeks to the...

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 06:40 AM

Gameday preview: Tampa Bay at Wild

Wild Gameday7 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay • Xcel Energy Center • FSN, 100.3-FMPreview: After a 9-4-1 January, the Wild opened...

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 08:30 PM

Prosser's steady defense for Wild includes an occasional scuffle

He doesn’t shy away from physical play, and his strong numbers on the Wild blue line have elevated his status.

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 07:26 AM

Wild's Koivu uncertain for Team Finland in Olympics

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Mikko Koivu’s third Olympic Games could be in jeopardy.The Wild captain, expected to be named captain of...

Updated: February 02, 2014, - 08:31 AM

Underdog days are over for U.S. men's hockey

After losing in the gold medal game in 2010, the Americans, with a roster full of quick defensemen, are no longer long shots in Sochi.

Updated: February 02, 2014, - 08:15 AM

Calgary tops Wild in overtime

Mikael Backlund scored his second goal of the game with 2:35 left in OT by knocking a rebound out of the way for a 4-3 Flames win at the Saddledome.

Updated: February 02, 2014, - 03:02 AM

Captain America: Wild's Parise picked to wear the 'C' in Sochi

Being selected as captain for Team USA humbled Wild star Zach Parise. Ryan Suter will be an alternate in Sochi, Russia.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 12:30 AM

Wild notes: Yeo to keep Parise-Granlund-Pominville intact

CALGARY, ALBERTA – After combining for nine points in Thursday’s loss to the Colorado Avalanche, Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund and...

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 12:16 AM

Wild battles back in 3rd period but loses 5-4 in Colorado

The line of Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville buzzed all third period after their team fell behind 4-1.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 06:32 AM

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