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 finds power play, prevails in a shootout over Arizona

More illness turned up in the Wild's locker room, but so does the power play, which scored two goals against the Coyotes.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 11:52 PM

Wild notes: Coyle feels the heat of his scoring drought

Mike Yeo believes Charlie Coyle’s five-year, $16 million contract extension signed in October has contributed to the forward’s scoring slump.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 11:31 PM

NHL Insider: Bettman may be ready to gamble on Las Vegas

William Foley, the billionaire who aims to put an NHL franchise on the Las Vegas Strip, will meet with the NHL this week.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 05:39 PM

Yeo vents to Wild about his frustration with its play

Mike Yeo's message to the Wild: It is beyond the time for his 10th-place, 15-11-1 team to wake up, get its act together and become the team it believes it should be.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 12:32 AM

Lost opportunities doom Wild again in 2-1 loss at San Jose

Botched 2-on-1s made it easier for Alex Stalock, the former Minnesota Duluth and South St. Paul goalie, to shut down the Wild.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 06:01 AM

Wild can't catch break on defense

When Ryan Suter returned to the lineup Tuesday night against the New York Islanders, the Wild was hoping to finally get a string of games with its top-four defensemen intact. That changed with Marco Scandella’s two-game suspension.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 12:53 AM

Wild short on defensemen with Ballard, Scandella out

Keith Ballard is out indefinitely with facial fractures and a concussion sustained Tuesday night while Marco Scandella must sit out two games after delivering an illegal hit.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 12:25 AM

Wild's Scandella suspended two games for illegal check to the head

Wild defenseman Marco Scandella has been suspended two games for an illegal check to Brock Nelson’s head Tuesday night.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 07:27 PM

Wild's four-goal outburst beats Islanders after Ballard injured

After Keith Ballard took a nasty hit, his teammates rallied. It was the first time the Wild had ever rallied from three goals down to win in regulation.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 10:10 AM

Wild notes: Players shaken by the aftermath of hit on Ballard

As excited as the Wild was by Tuesday’s comeback from three goals down to beat the New York Islanders, all thoughts were with defenseman Keith Ballard after the game.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 12:53 AM

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