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 positions itself for possible trade

GM Chuck Fletcher’s waiver of Stephane Veilleux, who could be back, freed up a roster spot.

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 12:37 AM

Wild backup goalies keep working to stay sharp

Saturday night against the Avalanche, Devan Dubnyk is expected to start his 20th consecutive game which means another long workout for Darcy Kuemper and Niklas Backstrom.

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 12:34 AM

Wild quickly moves veteran Bergenheim into a top-6 role

NASHVILLE – Despite not playing for two weeks, despite not arriving in Nashville until Thursday morning because of a flight...

Updated: February 27, 2015, - 07:35 AM

Playoff booster: Wild regroups for win at NHL-best Nashville

The Wild rebounded from a disappointing home loss at Edmonton earlier in the week to win impressively over NHL leader Nashville on Thursday.

Updated: February 27, 2015, - 06:40 AM

Wild adds new minority owner

Wild majority owner Craig Leipold calls Matthew Hulsizer a “hockey fanatic.”

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 01:01 AM

Wild can't overcome slow start in home loss to Edmonton

A bad first period by the Wild on home ice was too much to come back from in a 2-1 loss to the West’s last-place team.

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 06:35 AM

Wild swings deal for Panthers' Bergenheim

Just before Tuesday’s game against Edmonton, the Wild and Florida consummated a deal that brought veteran winger Sean Bergenheim to the Wild.

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 12:30 AM

Fletcher has eye on solidifying Wild's depth

The GM says the team’s priority is the health of its current players, not a trade-deadline move.

Updated: February 23, 2015, - 11:38 PM

Six-goal third period carries Wild to blowout, into top eight in West

Six weeks ago, even the least cynical and most optimistic fan never could have imagined the Wild would be able to put itself back in the playoff picture.

Updated: February 23, 2015, - 07:24 AM

Wild notes: Wild's thoughts about outdoor game are chilling

Sunday in Minneapolis, with the wind chill, it felt like minus-25. The fact the past two days have been this...

Updated: February 23, 2015, - 12:12 AM

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