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 faces complicated offseason issues after playoff exit

This looked like a Wild team ready to leave part of its past behind. Preparations for next season begin soon.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 09:56 AM

Wild notes: Coyle had two separated shoulders

It was apparent especially in Games 5 and 6 against Chicago that Charlie Coyle was uncomfortable and having trouble catching passes, stickhandling and shooting.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 12:43 AM

Bouncing away: Wild's season ends with OT loss to Chicago

The only noises in the postgame locker room were devastated players talking to reporters and the sound of tape being ripped off equipment after Patrick Kane’s overtime goal ended the Wild's season.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 01:57 PM

Wild must dig deep to avoid playoff elimination

Win-or-go-home pressure serves as lesson even for Wild’s veterans.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 04:53 PM

Chicago answers early goal, rallies to put Wild on the edge

An early Wild lead couldn’t hold up as Jonathan Toews scored the winner in the third period. Game 6 on Tuesday is a must-win for Wild.

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 12:10 PM

Penalty was a rarity for Wild's Spurgeon

CHICAGO – When Jared Spurgeon got a minor penalty for elbowing Chicago’s Marcus Kruger in Game 4 on Friday night,...

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 12:15 AM

Tricky mix of confidence, respect fuels Wild against Chicago

Home wins are Game 5 motivation, but team knows the Blackhawks won’t go meekly.

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 07:34 PM

Wild dominates Blackhawks on both ends to even series

The Wild, 5-0 at home in the playoffs with five goals allowed, found an extra gear and tied the series.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 06:26 AM

Cooke returns to playoff action after suspension

Matt Cooke made his long-anticipated return to the Wild’s lineup Friday night after serving his seven-game suspension for kneeing Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 05:45 AM

Wild sees critics as falling for the same old trap

Slowdown style of Game 3 wasn’t Minnesota’s alone.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 07:53 AM

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