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

Dubnyk's dominance with Wild put him in NHL's MVP race

Should Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk be a candidate for NHL MVP even though he has only been in Minnesota 11 weeks? His numbers make a case.

Updated: April 02, 2015, - 07:51 AM

Wild notes: Yeo ponders glut of forwards

With five forwards suddenly vying for three fourth-line spots even before the eventual return of Matt Cooke, Wild coach Mike Yeo has options.

Updated: April 02, 2015, - 12:36 AM

Wild players enjoy living on the plus side as team improves

As the Wild’s season turned around, so did players’ stats. “This is what happens when your team plays better,” Zach Parise said. “Everyone benefits.”

Updated: April 01, 2015, - 11:28 AM

NHL's 'Situation Room' doesn't miss anything, anywhere

Quality-controlling eyes scrutinize goals and more from a high-tech room in Toronto.

Updated: April 01, 2015, - 06:42 AM

Tough lineup decisions await Yeo as Wild gets healthy

Mike Yeo has tough lineup decisions to make as more players return from injury.

Updated: April 01, 2015, - 12:59 AM

Injured Jason Zucker eager to return to Wild lineup

Zucker waits for that green light when he can start taking contact and return to the Wild’s lineup, hopefully in the playoffs.

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 07:45 AM

Versatility important as team looks toward playoffs

When you’re in Jordan Schroeder’s position, every day feels like a tryout. Same for Sean Bergenheim and Erik Haula, same...

Updated: March 29, 2015, - 06:01 AM

Wild takes over 3rd in Central Division with 4-1 victory over LA

Nino Niederreiter and Mikko Koivu each scored two goals and Dubnyk made 31 saves as the Wild took a 4-1 win from the Los Angeles Kings and overtook the Chicago Blackhawks for third in the Central Division.

Updated: March 29, 2015, - 03:15 AM

With Kings up next, Wild keeps focus to beat Flames 4-2

The Wild didn’t look past the Calgary Flames in anticipation for Saturday’s home game against the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings.

Updated: March 28, 2015, - 12:56 AM

Notes: Wild's Fontaine, a Bulldog, has his day

The former Minnesota Duluth national champ thoroughly enjoyed the Bulldogs ending the Gophers’ season.

Updated: March 28, 2015, - 12:36 AM

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