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 adds goalie depth in Bryzgalov; Backstrom shut down

With Niklas Backstrom now lost for the season, veteran Ilya Bryzgalov likely will back up Darcy Kuemper in the Wild's net.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 02:43 PM

Bettman: Minnesota 'absolutely' deserves an outdoor game

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spent Monday afternoon touring Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium with Craig Leipold as the Wild owner continued his lengthy effort to bring Minnesota an outdoor game.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 01:20 PM

Wild's win isn't pretty, but effective

Though the Wild might not have gained style points in beating the Flames, it embraced the substance of a fifth consecutive victory.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 01:00 PM

Koivu likely to make his return on Monday night

The center and captain hasn’t played since Jan. 4.

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 01:22 PM

Granlund brothers to play against each other for the first time

The first of what two brothers hope are many Granlund vs. Granlund NHL contests occurs Monday night at Xcel Energy...

Updated: March 02, 2014, - 11:09 PM

Wild's Granlund has memories of Sochi to savor with Selanne

The young Wild center was lucky enough to play on the legendary Finn’s line at the Olympics.

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 11:45 PM

Wild summons extra stamina in OT victory over Vancouver

Justin Fontaine ended a shootout by scoring in the seventh round.

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 01:51 AM

Wild notes: Veilleux refused to give up on NHL

When Stephane Veilleux scored the Wild’s second goal Thursday night in a 3-0 victory at Edmonton, you could see the...

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 01:03 AM

Wild shuts out Edmonton in return from Olympic break

Darcy Kuemper posted his second career shutout and the Wild stretched its lead on the first of two wild-card spots...

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 02:55 PM

Wild notes: Parise, Suter were The Odd Couple in Sochi

Parise and Suter, who came to the Wild as a free-agent tag team two summers ago, roomed together for the first time at the Sochi Olympics

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 05:58 AM

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