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

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

Wild rallies in third period for key win in Los Angeles

Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu scored goals 62 seconds apart in the third period.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 09:29 AM

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