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

Still recovering, Wild's Ballard uncertain about his future

The Wild's defenseman Keith Ballard, who suffered a concussion and three facial fractures in a game on Dec. 9, says he may contemplate retirement.

Updated: January 06, 2015, - 09:47 AM

Wild keeps sense of humor, but for how long?

Wild players are trying toi staying positive as their team tumbles in the standings and a tough stretch of games looms.

Updated: January 06, 2015, - 07:17 AM

Parise's routine with Wild becomes far from routine

Even hockey provides no escape from his father’s illness.

Updated: January 06, 2015, - 07:01 AM

NHL Insider: Jets, with big road following, could ruin Wild's home finale

Jets fans — many who can’t get into MTS Centre — travel by the busload to fill Xcel Energy Center.

Updated: January 04, 2015, - 12:16 AM

Wild fighting to forget after bad loss in Dallas

A night after shining against Toronto, Darcy Kuemper was pulled after Dallas went on a scoring spree and dumped the Wild.

Updated: January 04, 2015, - 12:15 AM

Vanek embraces more of a leadership role

DALLAS – Not only is Thomas Vanek starting to play better, he’s becoming more vocal in the locker room and...

Updated: January 03, 2015, - 11:51 PM

Wild tops Toronto, finally returns to winning ways at home

Wild grinded out its first home win since Dec. 9 behind outstanding goaltending from Darcy Kuemper.

Updated: January 03, 2015, - 07:31 AM

Wild notes: Haula works to regain his form

Erik Haula returned to the Wild’s lineup Friday against the Maple Leafs after being scratched in two consecutive games.

Updated: January 03, 2015, - 12:38 AM

Wild can't keep up momentum in loss to Columbus

Trying for back-to-back wins for the first time in over a month, it couldn’t cash in against the Blue Jackets, especially on third-period power plays.

Updated: December 31, 2014, - 11:45 PM

Young Wild center has solid second game

Maybe the one bright spot in a 3-1 Wild loss to the Blue Jackets was that Tyler Graovac, the big 21-year-old center, looked so comfortable.

Updated: December 31, 2014, - 11:43 PM

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