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 gains ground, but not on Winnipeg, after OT loss to Jets

The point from the OT loss moved Minnesota closer to a playoff spot, but Winnipeg padded its advantage.

Updated: February 11, 2015, - 06:34 AM

Scandella's cool side translates well for Wild

Wild defenseman Marco Scandella brings flair on and off the ice, and it’s clear his style has roots in his urbane hometown of Montreal.

Updated: February 09, 2015, - 08:24 AM

Wild keeps momentum going with shutout over Colorado

An early goal from Charlie Coyle and Devan Dubnyk’s fourth shutout in nine starts lifted the Wild over the Avs.

Updated: February 08, 2015, - 08:05 AM

Wild notes: Backstrom sits, waits and says the right things

Niklas Backstrom hasn’t played since giving up six goals at Pittsburgh on Jan. 13, an outing that precipitated the Wild’s...

Updated: February 08, 2015, - 12:29 AM

NHL Insider: Bet on an NHL team coming to Vegas

A $350 million, 20,000-seat arena is rising in the desert between New York-New York and the Monte Carlo on the Las Vegas strip and will be ready to house an NHL team by the 2016-17 season.

Updated: February 07, 2015, - 07:42 PM

Wild notes: Cooke has surgery; could return in 5-6 weeks

Matt Cooke underwent surgery in St. Louis to repair a sports hernia, and could return by the middle of March.

Updated: February 07, 2015, - 12:50 AM

With his dad at peace, Parise scoring more for Wild

Zach Parise has seven goals since Jan. 15, which was eight days after his father’s death.

Updated: February 07, 2015, - 12:48 AM

Wild players eager for revival of World Cup

Wild players are excited about the return of the two-week World Cup tournament in September 2016.

Updated: February 05, 2015, - 12:16 AM

Wild, Dubnyk dominate Chicago, move winning streak to four

The Wild took advantage of a Blackhawks team that stopped off in Las Vegas after being shutout Saturday, outplaying Chicago handily Tuesday night.

Updated: February 04, 2015, - 06:24 AM

Wild comes up all aces in shutout of Blackhawks

Too bad the Wild sits idle the next three days, because it has rediscovered its long lost October mojo.Coming off...

Updated: February 04, 2015, - 01:28 AM

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