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

Suter's hat trick paces 5-3 Wild victory over Washington

Ryan Suter became the first Wild defenseman in history to record a hat trick.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 06:31 AM

Wild notes: Spurgeon to miss a few weeks

Jared Spurgeon has 12 points and is plus-6 in 43 games and logs the third-most ice time among defensemen (21 minutes, 34 seconds a game).

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 12:03 AM

Wild hopes end of losing streak is a springboard to better play

The Wild finally saw the pucks bounce its way in a victory over Buffalo on Thursday night. Now, can it continue?

Updated: January 04, 2014, - 01:47 PM

Wild gets back on winning track with 4-1 win over Buffalo

The Wild snapped a franchise-record six-game losing streak against the worst team in the NHL.

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 06:37 AM

Wild notes: Harding sidelined, Konopka waived

Josh Harding's illness Thursday was just the latest in the Wild’s never-ending goalie carousel.

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 01:14 AM

U.S. men's hockey team will include 8 Minnesotans

Eight players from Minnesota made it, among them the Wild’s Zach Parise, joined by NHL teammate Ryan Suter.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 04:15 PM

Yeo under fire as Wild mired in slump

Mike Yeo said he’s coaching to get the skidding team back on track, not to save his job.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 12:41 AM

Wild drops sixth consecutive game; Yeo remains on hot seat

Even missing a few parts, opportunistic St. Louis added to the Wild’s woes by dealing the team a franchise-record sixth loss in a row.

Updated: January 01, 2014, - 11:39 AM

Wild, Blues players recall past highlights watching World Juniors

In both the home and visiting locker rooms Tuesday morning at Xcel Energy Center, grown NHLers couldn’t keep their eyes off the Canada-United States game of the World Under-20 Championships.

Updated: January 01, 2014, - 12:28 AM

Wild slump puts additional pressure on GM, coach

Loss to Islanders still stings, but GM Fletcher said, “It’s over.”

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 01:03 AM

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