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 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

NHL Insider: Will Wild make a play for veteran goalie?

Ryan Miller and Martin Brodeur have been mentioned as trade time begins.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 05:49 PM

Iowa Wild captain Dowell loses father to Huntington's disease

Huntington’s disease is a neurological disorder that often for the course of a decade or more debilitates a person physically and cognitively. John Dowell passed away Feb. 13.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 01:00 AM

Sept 24: Wild's Dowell, family battle against the slowest of killers

Wild checker Jake Dowell doesn’t yet know if he carries the gene of a disease that cripples his father and brother. He does know there's a 50/50 chance.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 09:24 PM

Koivu practices, but not yet ready for game action

The Wild captain has missed six weeks after undergoing ankle surgery.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 01:19 AM

Wild notes: No change in Harding's status

The Wild hoped the Olympic break would bring more clarity to Josh Harding’s status, but after the goalie didn’t practice...

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 01:00 AM

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