Michael Russo

Reporter | Wild, NHL
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Michael Russo has covered the NHL since 1995 and the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005.

Recent content from Michael Russo

Recovery by Wild's Koivu puts him back in command

After missing eight weeks including the Olympics, Wild captain Mikko Koivu has begun to resemble the Koivu of old.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 09:36 AM

Kuemper injured, so Wild dress emergency goalie

LOS ANGELES – With the Wild’s No. 1 and No. 2 goaltenders, Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding, already shut down,...

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 09:30 AM

Wild rallies in third period for key win in Los Angeles

Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu scored goals 62 seconds apart in the third period.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 09:29 AM

Wild notes: Niederreiter bumped to fourth line, then injured

In 16 games since returning from the Olympics, Niederreiter entered Monday with two goals, three assists and 19 shots.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 07:09 AM

Captains’ wise use of off day helps Wild to refocus

Rather than chill, captains sought out teammates for pep talks.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 11:21 AM

Captains' wise use of off day helps Wild to refocus

Rather than chill, captains sought out teammates for pep talks.

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 10:48 PM

Wild digs down deep for key victory at Phoenix

Zach Parise’s tying goal got the team started, and Jared Spurgeon scored the winner in a game flush with playoff implications.

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 12:39 AM

Wild notes: Yeo benches struggling Heatley

GLENDALE, ARIZ. – For the biggest game of the season, Wild coach Mike Yeo made the tough decision to scratch...

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 12:09 AM

Wild game at Phoenix moves needle to "must win”

Ryan Suter singled out shortcomings in the Wild’s special teams play.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 10:22 PM

Kuemper struggles again in net

One night after pulling Kuemper in a loss to Vancouver, the Wild coach threw the rookie into the lion’s den Thursday night against the St. Louis Blues.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 07:14 AM

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