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 bumped to fourth line, then injured

In 16 games since returning from the Olympics, Niederreiter entered Monday with two goals, three assists and 19 shots.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 07:09 AM

Captains’ wise use of off day helps Wild to refocus

Rather than chill, captains sought out teammates for pep talks.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 11:21 AM

Captains' wise use of off day helps Wild to refocus

Rather than chill, captains sought out teammates for pep talks.

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 10:48 PM

Wild digs down deep for key victory at Phoenix

Zach Parise’s tying goal got the team started, and Jared Spurgeon scored the winner in a game flush with playoff implications.

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 12:39 AM

Wild notes: Yeo benches struggling Heatley

GLENDALE, ARIZ. – For the biggest game of the season, Wild coach Mike Yeo made the tough decision to scratch...

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 12:09 AM

Wild game at Phoenix moves needle to "must win”

Ryan Suter singled out shortcomings in the Wild’s special teams play.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 10:22 PM

Kuemper struggles again in net

One night after pulling Kuemper in a loss to Vancouver, the Wild coach threw the rookie into the lion’s den Thursday night against the St. Louis Blues.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 07:14 AM

Wild stumbles again as St. Louis sends a message

T.J. Oshie’s hat trick supplied the offense, and his teammates provided plenty of supporting toughness as St. Louis beat the Wild for a ninth consecutive time.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 05:35 AM

Wild notes: Tough road trip looms

The Blues are the top team in the NHL. The Kings and Blackhawks are above Minnesota in the standings. The eighth-place Coyotes are chasing the seventh-place Wild.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 12:19 AM

Wild's Kuemper benched in 5-2 loss to Vancouver

The inability to finish scoring chances and shaky play by goalie Darcy Kuemper doomed the team in a potentially damaging loss.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 12:06 AM

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