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: Backstrom sits, waits and says the right things

Niklas Backstrom hasn’t played since giving up six goals at Pittsburgh on Jan. 13, an outing that precipitated the Wild’s...

Updated: February 08, 2015, - 12:29 AM

NHL Insider: Bet on an NHL team coming to Vegas

A $350 million, 20,000-seat arena is rising in the desert between New York-New York and the Monte Carlo on the Las Vegas strip and will be ready to house an NHL team by the 2016-17 season.

Updated: February 07, 2015, - 07:42 PM

Wild notes: Cooke has surgery; could return in 5-6 weeks

Matt Cooke underwent surgery in St. Louis to repair a sports hernia, and could return by the middle of March.

Updated: February 07, 2015, - 12:50 AM

With his dad at peace, Parise scoring more for Wild

Zach Parise has seven goals since Jan. 15, which was eight days after his father’s death.

Updated: February 07, 2015, - 12:48 AM

Wild players eager for revival of World Cup

Wild players are excited about the return of the two-week World Cup tournament in September 2016.

Updated: February 05, 2015, - 12:16 AM

Wild, Dubnyk dominate Chicago, move winning streak to four

The Wild took advantage of a Blackhawks team that stopped off in Las Vegas after being shutout Saturday, outplaying Chicago handily Tuesday night.

Updated: February 04, 2015, - 06:24 AM

Wild comes up all aces in shutout of Blackhawks

Too bad the Wild sits idle the next three days, because it has rediscovered its long lost October mojo.Coming off...

Updated: February 04, 2015, - 01:28 AM

Wild notes: Cooke expected to miss rest of the season

Wild winger Matt Cooke is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season because of a sports hernia that will require surgery, sources say.

Updated: February 04, 2015, - 12:58 AM

Wild beats Vancouver for three-game Canadian sweep

The Wild returned to the Twin Cities with three victories in the books and only the second three-game western Canadian sweep in team history.

Updated: February 02, 2015, - 08:39 AM

Wild notes: Suter gives team more than expected

VANCOUVER – Nobody expected Ryan Suter to play during Sunday’s Super Bowl matinee against the Vancouver Canucks.The Wild defenseman was...

Updated: February 02, 2015, - 07:40 AM

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