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 notes: Kuemper to start opener

Darcy Kuemper will make his first career opening-night start Thursday when the Wild plays host to the Avs.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 12:23 AM

Four keys for the Wild's 2014-15 season

After skating into the second round of the playoffs for only the second time in franchise history last spring, the Wild is looking to enlist in the Western Conference’s elite this season.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 09:33 PM

Brodziak braces for looming free agency

Kyle Brodziak enters the last year of his contract as a $3 million fourth-line forward on the Wild. This is a pivotal year in his career, but he also knows he’ll have to endure the trade rumors that often come with pending free agents.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 06:45 AM

Wild's Cooke ready for Colorado to bring the heat

Veteran winger is prepared for whatever vengeance Colorado may seek for his hit on Tyson Barrie.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 06:43 AM

Wild narrows roster, then adds Ryan Carter

Christian Folin and Matt Dumba survived the final cutdown; Ilya Bryzgalov, Cody Almond and Stephane Veilleux did not.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 05:57 AM

Vanek's long journey leads him back to Minnesota

A decade ago Thomas Vanek burst onto the Minnesota hockey scene. Now he’s back as a proven NHL scorer.

Updated: October 06, 2014, - 07:18 AM

Roster decisions loom as Wild season opener approaches

Monday will be the day many Wild players have been waiting for and others dread.Judging by coach Mike Yeo’s comments...

Updated: October 05, 2014, - 08:13 PM

Wild notes: Wild wins final preseason tuneup in overtime

Because of the fireworks that took place in Thursday’s exhibition game at St. Louis, Mike Yeo pulled an audible in...

Updated: October 05, 2014, - 12:34 AM

Wild's final roster taking shape

Two Wild blueliners pose a dilemma for coach Mike Yeo.

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 11:50 PM

Back with Wild, Prosser caps crazy day with 4-1 loss to old team

The Wild claimed Nate Prosser off waivers Thursday, triggering a whirlwind day that included watching his Thursday morning team — St. Louis — beat his Thursday night team — Minnesota.

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 12:49 AM

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