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

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

Wild goalie Kuemper is one resilient rookie

Darcy Kuemper is no typical goalie. Nor was his NHL path.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 02:11 PM

Wild notes: Koivu's return might wait until Friday

Mikko Koivu had another good day on the ice Wednesday as he tries to return from ankle surgery.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 01:28 AM

Four keys to the Wild's stretch run

It's a 6 1/2-week sprint to the NHL playoffs. After three games in nine days after the Olympic break, the Wild plays 20 games in the final 37 days of the season.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 08:37 AM

Wild notes: Backstrom misses practice

Darcy Kuemper is expected to start Thursday in Edmonton.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 12:32 AM

Wild gears up to recapture winning formula

By the time Thursday rolls around, Minnesota will have gone three weeks without a game.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 02:18 PM

Parise didn't intend criticism of Bylsma

Wild winger Zach Parise said comments he made after the United States lost to Finland in the bronze medal game Saturday were misconstrued and not intended to criticize U.S. Olympic coach Dan Bylsma or the system of the Pittsburgh Penguins coach.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 12:42 AM

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