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 roster hopefuls face a key game in St. Louis

Thursday’s preseason game at St. Louis is the last chance to make a good impression.

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 12:09 AM

Wild's Granlund made big jump, vows to get better

Coming off a breakout season, Wild center Mikael Granlund is working to be a better shooter to complement his deft passing.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 12:45 AM

Young defensemen will make Wild roster decisions difficult

Eight defensemen are left in camp, and there could potentially be room for all eight.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 01:30 AM

Yeo looking for Wild roster hopefuls to step up

Monday night, when the Pittsburgh Penguins come to Xcel Energy Center with a veteran-laden lineup, some Wild roster hopefuls might be getting one of their final chances to shine.

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 09:18 PM

Wild's power play gets off to a fast start in 4-3 win

If Saturday was a sign of things to come, Wild fans won’t have to yell, “SHOOOOOOT!!!” on power plays this season.

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 07:52 AM

Parise family embraces life's good moments during tough times

While Zach Parise has sworn to play hard for his father through his illness, J.P. Parise keeps fighting.

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 07:50 AM

Jan. 12, 2013: Change hits home (ice) for Parise

A work stoppage that muted the buzz of his July arrival is over, and Zach Parise finally will suit up for the Wild.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 07:31 PM

Yeo splits up Parise, Koivu in their first exhibiton game

Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu were split up.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 12:56 PM

Bickel, Zucker show they can play two spots

Roster contenders Jason Zucker, Matt Dumba, Christian Folin, Brett Sutter, Cody Almond and Stu Bickel all played in Thursday's exhibition loss.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 12:28 AM

Wild's Parise: Time to dump the dump-and-chase

Once a proponent of the common NHL strategy, the Wild star is on board with better puck possession.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 12:00 AM

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