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 drops third straight game, 4-1 to Montreal

The Wild’s woes without Zach Parise and Jared Spurgeon in the lineup continued Saturday night.

Updated: November 09, 2014, - 12:29 AM

Wild notes: Ballard returns; inconsistent Prosser scratched

MONTREAL – Keith Ballard hadn’t played in three weeks, Matt Dumba had been erratic and Nate Prosser had been partly...

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 11:21 PM

NHL Insider: Prankster Lapointe finally gets his due

Guy Lapointe, a winner of six Stanley Cups and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993, finally had his No. 5 retired during a beautiful ceremony Saturday night before the Canadiens’ game against the Wild.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 08:04 PM

Wild scout Lapointe to get number retired by Canadiens

Saturday night at Bell Centre, Guy Lapointe will watch his No. 5 sweater rise to the rafters.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 12:49 AM

Yeo wants more than minimum from Wild players

With three key players out, coach Mike Yeo wants others to contribute more.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 12:48 AM

Penalties hurt Wild in shutout loss to Ottawa

The Senators jumped out to a 2-0 lead after Marco Scandella was whistled for a multiple penalties coming to the defense of teammate Jason Pominville.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 03:29 PM

No timetable set for Parise's return from a concussion

Zach Parise, the Wild’s leading scorer, has been dealing with lingering effects from a stick to the face Oct. 27 at New York, sources say.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 12:28 AM

Wild notes: Ballard's illness might have been mumps

If anybody was going to catch the mumps, naturally it’d be Keith Ballard.The defenseman’s run of bad luck with injuries...

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 11:36 PM

Flat Wild bumbles, tumbles vs. Penguins

Red-hot Pittsburgh got the jump on a sluggish home team.

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 01:21 AM

Wild's Zucker now doing what fans and coaches wanted

The most impressive thing about Zucker’s terrific first month this season isn’t that he leads the Wild with five goals. It’s that he has been one of the Wild’s best two-way forwards.

Updated: November 03, 2014, - 02:20 AM

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