Michael Russo

Reporter | Wild, NHL
Michael Russo has covered the NHL since 1995 and the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005.

Recent content from Michael Russo

Jordan Leopold heads to Wild, fulfilling daughter's wish

The Wild traded a fifth-round pick and defenseman Justin Falk to the Columbus Blue Jackets for the Golden Valley native and former Armstrong star.

Updated: March 03, 2015, - 07:50 AM

Wild GM doesn't feel urgency to make a trade

“I like the team,’’ Chuck Fletcher says as the NHL trade deadline approaches.

Updated: March 02, 2015, - 07:30 AM

Wild keeps calm as Avalanche loses its head

Coach Mike Yeo’s team emerged late Saturday with a key victory, while Colorado has some explaining to do.

Updated: March 01, 2015, - 11:12 PM

Wild picks up a win over physical Colorado

Minnesota improved its playoff positioning with a win in a playoff atmosphere.

Updated: March 01, 2015, - 08:29 AM

Wild notes: Haula follows up strong game with another

Mike Yeo wants Erik Haula to threaten more with his speed, and not only in open-ice situations.

Updated: March 01, 2015, - 12:15 AM

NHL Insider: Cullen happy in Nashville

Matt Cullen doesn’t know if this is his swan song to a successful NHL career that started 18 years ago...

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 08:53 PM

Wild positions itself for possible trade

GM Chuck Fletcher’s waiver of Stephane Veilleux, who could be back, freed up a roster spot.

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 12:37 AM

Wild backup goalies keep working to stay sharp

Saturday night against the Avalanche, Devan Dubnyk is expected to start his 20th consecutive game which means another long workout for Darcy Kuemper and Niklas Backstrom.

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 12:34 AM

Wild quickly moves veteran Bergenheim into a top-6 role

NASHVILLE – Despite not playing for two weeks, despite not arriving in Nashville until Thursday morning because of a flight...

Updated: February 27, 2015, - 07:35 AM

Playoff booster: Wild regroups for win at NHL-best Nashville

The Wild rebounded from a disappointing home loss at Edmonton earlier in the week to win impressively over NHL leader Nashville on Thursday.

Updated: February 27, 2015, - 06:40 AM

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