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'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

Sister never far from Wild defenseman's thoughts

Jon Blum has taken big hits but none bigger than losing his twin sister to a house fire.

Updated: March 26, 2014, - 11:22 AM

Workmanlike victory over Detroit was tonic for Wild's ails

By sticking to its plan — and not panicking — the team earned a chance to exhale at least for a while.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 06:39 AM

Wild rallies from two-goal deficit to top Detroit in OT

Solid all night, Minnesota rallied from two goals down to win in OT.

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 08:49 AM

Wild injuries produce a thin blue line

Defenseman Clayton Stoner is week-to-week because of what General Manager Chuck Fletcher said is a sprained knee.

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 12:13 AM

Following loss to Red Wings, Wild's Yeo points out the positives

Detroit’s victory shined a light on the Wild’s late-season history, but the coach isn’t ready to panic.

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 11:57 PM

Wild notes: Rupp sees time ticking away

Every day the grizzly Mike Rupp shows up at the rink, puts on his gear and practices with the Wild...

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 11:41 PM

Wild notes: Coyle, Niederreiter seek to end struggles

Charlie Coyle, 22, and Nino Niederreiter, 21, play significant roles for the Wild and have been up and down lately.

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 12:42 AM

After a slow start, Wild gets a point in OT loss to New Jersey

The Wild scored three goals in the third period, but New Jersey got the game winner from Andy Greene with 3:00 left in overtime.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 07:32 AM

Wild notes: Devils fans have little love for Parise

NEWARK, N.J. – Zach Parise heard loud and clear Thursday night how disenchanted New Jersey Devils fans still are about...

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 01:55 AM

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