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: 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

Wild's Parise isn't expecting a warm Jersey welcome

In his first trip back to New Jersey, former Devils captain Zach Parise knows he won’t be the most popular player on the ice.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 12:12 PM

Wild notes: Yeo hits a winner with line changes

With the Wild searching for goals, coach Mike Yeo tinkered with his bottom three lines Tuesday night.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 01:08 AM

Moulson scores twice for Wild against Islanders in 6-0 rout

Matt Moulson, who scored 118 goals with the Islanders in parts of five seasons, bookended Tuesday’s game by scoring the first and sixth goals – a season-high for the Wild.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 12:45 AM

Boston drops Wild for ninth consecutive victory

Boston won its ninth game in a row, while coach Mike Yeo’s team once again struggled to score.

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 06:27 AM

Yeo wants Heatley to earn bigger role

Heatley has had an up-and-down season but was playing his best hockey at the time of the Matt Moulson acquisition from Buffalo.

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 12:05 AM

Homecoming Day for Wild's Coyle

The young Wild forward grew up near Boston and will have a plenty of fans on hand for the game vs. the Bruins.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 12:30 AM

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