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 captain Koivu scratched for Olympic Games

Wearing a suit in the tunnel leading to the Wild bench before Thursday’s game against Tampa Bay, Mikko Koivu sheepishly...

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 06:18 AM

Wild's goaltending depth is worth evaluating during break

The Olympic break will give the Wild time to recharge and size up its roster, especially the guys in goal.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 12:38 AM

Olympian Niederreiter sends Wild into break with OT winner

Ahead of representing his country in the Sochi Games, Nino Niederreiter scored his first career overtime winner for the Wild on Thursday.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 11:54 AM

Wild notes: Nashville broadcaster, GM hospitalized

Paramedics had to make two trips to Xcel Energy Center during an eventful morning Thursday.Longtime NHL broadcaster Pete Weber, the...

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 11:51 PM

Football-playing father finds joy in Haula's success with Wild

Wild rookie Erik Haula didn’t follow in his father Tomi’s footsteps. And that’s worked well for all involved.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 11:37 AM

Wild notes: Scandella's knee injury not as serious as first feared

Marco Scandella will miss three to four weeks because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 12:32 AM

Wild notes: Dumba thrives in junior league

The Portland Winterhawks are 8-0 since the Wild’s 2012 first-round draft pick Matt Dumba arrived after the world junior championships.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 12:51 AM

Spurgeon returns, has two assists in Wild's victory over Tampa Bay

Jared Spurgeon returned from a broken foot and set up both goals in the Wild’s win.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 12:33 AM

Wild's emerging Granlund shows he's ready for his close-up

A year after struggling as a rookie, the soft-spoken center has developed nicely for the Wild.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 12:44 PM

Koivu unlikely to play this week; Sochi status unclear

Mikko Koivu probably won’t play in the Wild’s final two games before the Olympic break.Monday was four weeks to the...

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 06:40 AM

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