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

Families and athletes thinking twice about traveling to Sochi

Team USA athletes are training toward peak performances for the Winter Olympics while terrorism threats inside the host country have put some athletes and families on edge about their travel plans.

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 01:36 PM

Ottawa's 'evidence' against Wild's Cooke presented to NHL

On Tuesday, Cooke called Ottawa’s forensics investigation “really strange.”

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 06:39 AM

Elk River's Nate Prosser: From 'runt' to Wild scoring hero

Nate Prosser hears this weekly: “Out of all the kids growing up in Elk River, I can’t believe you’re the one that made it.”

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 07:09 AM

Backstrom, Harding both sidelined

Wild coach Mike Yeo described the unusual state of his team’s goaltending Monday as a “day-to-day situation where we just evaluate it every day and figure out where we go from there.”

Updated: January 20, 2014, - 11:54 PM

Wild's Kuemper has hot hand, and Backstrom's support

Wild veteran is providing unwavering support during the rookie goalie's run of success.

Updated: January 20, 2014, - 06:31 AM

With stars out, other Wild players pick up the slack

Even without Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise, Jared Spurgeon and Josh Harding, the Wild has won seven of nine since Ryan Suter said the team hit bottom after a sixth consecutive loss Dec. 31 against St. Louis.

Updated: January 19, 2014, - 11:34 PM

Prosser's OT goal sends Wild over Stars

Nate Prosser, the Elk River native, provided the OT highlight of “Hockey Day Minnesota.’’’

Updated: January 19, 2014, - 12:38 AM

Wild notes: Haula's highlights come outdoors and indoors

Part of the bonus of being up with the Wild is two-time University of Minnesota leading scorer Erik Haula could...

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 10:59 PM

Sunday NHL Insider: Anaheim's draft odyssey of 2003

Anaheim selected both Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry that year, setting up its future.

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 06:41 PM

Speedy Wild winger hopes to stay away from 'Zucker Expressway'

Jason Zucker has been recalled to the Wild from nearby AHL Iowa five times this season, including four times between Nov. 20 and Jan. 1.

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 12:48 AM

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