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 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

Josh Harding hospitalized over weekend for dehydration

Harding’s dehydration is related to his multiple sclerosis, sources say, and he is listed by the Wild as day to day.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 08:53 AM

Wild's Suter gets over the mumps

While many of his teammates got a booster shot in mid-November because the mumps were slithering around the team, the Wild’s No. 1 defenseman declined. He said with a big, embarrassed laugh Monday that it might have been a mistake.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 08:43 AM

Wild is striving to rise above wild-card bubble

The team sits 10th in the West with 29 points in 25 games heading into Tuesday’s game against the New York Islanders.

Updated: December 07, 2014, - 08:36 PM

Vanek asks for spot on Wild's top line, now he's expected to produce

The struggling winger asked for the move. Now coach expects production.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 11:55 PM

Wild notes: Two healthy defensemen trying to avoid mumps

As the only two members of the Wild blue line who haven’t caught the mumps, Jared Spurgeon and Nate Prosser are trying to stay healthy.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 11:45 PM

Wild wastes comeback at home against Anaheim, falls 5-4

The Wild broke a power-play drought in a big way Friday night, then let Ducks off the hook allowing a late goal to lose the game.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 12:17 AM

Parise: Fans booing Wild's bad power play doesn't help

“They’re frustrated, and I understand that,” Zach Parise said. “And they have a right to be frustrated. We’re frustrated, and then when we get booed, we get more frustrated, and then it snowballs.”

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 01:42 PM

Wild's Suter diagnosed with the mumps

Ryan Suter became the fifth Wild defenseman to get the virus.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 11:54 PM

Wild beats Montreal 2-1, but power play remains big issue

Despite an ineffective power play, particularly during a five-minute major, the Wild snatched two points from Montreal in a 2-1 victory.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 07:06 AM

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