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

NHL might be itching to place a bet on Vegas

The National Hockey League clearly is intrigued by potentially becoming the first of the four major professional sports leagues to put a team in Las Vegas..

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 12:10 PM

NHL asks: To review or not to review?

Some have suggested the NHL put a monitor in the penalty box like the one used in college so referees themselves can confirm that what they think they saw actually occurred.

Updated: November 10, 2014, - 11:54 AM

Wild drops third straight game, 4-1 to Montreal

The Wild’s woes without Zach Parise and Jared Spurgeon in the lineup continued Saturday night.

Updated: November 09, 2014, - 12:29 AM

Wild notes: Ballard returns; inconsistent Prosser scratched

MONTREAL – Keith Ballard hadn’t played in three weeks, Matt Dumba had been erratic and Nate Prosser had been partly...

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 11:21 PM

NHL Insider: Prankster Lapointe finally gets his due

Guy Lapointe, a winner of six Stanley Cups and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993, finally had his No. 5 retired during a beautiful ceremony Saturday night before the Canadiens’ game against the Wild.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 08:04 PM

Wild scout Lapointe to get number retired by Canadiens

Saturday night at Bell Centre, Guy Lapointe will watch his No. 5 sweater rise to the rafters.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 12:49 AM

Yeo wants more than minimum from Wild players

With three key players out, coach Mike Yeo wants others to contribute more.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 12:48 AM

Penalties hurt Wild in shutout loss to Ottawa

The Senators jumped out to a 2-0 lead after Marco Scandella was whistled for a multiple penalties coming to the defense of teammate Jason Pominville.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 03:29 PM

No timetable set for Parise's return from a concussion

Zach Parise, the Wild’s leading scorer, has been dealing with lingering effects from a stick to the face Oct. 27 at New York, sources say.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 12:28 AM

Wild notes: Ballard's illness might have been mumps

If anybody was going to catch the mumps, naturally it’d be Keith Ballard.The defenseman’s run of bad luck with injuries...

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 11:36 PM

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