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

Wild's Prosser not afraid to put himself in harm's way

It’s not exaggerating to say that defenseman Nate Prosser puts himself in a position to get lit up three or four times per game.

Updated: February 20, 2015, - 01:11 PM

Wild notes: Keranen called up but Vanek OK to play

CALGARY, ALBERTA – The wait was long for Michael Keranen to get called to the show. He’ll have to wait...

Updated: February 19, 2015, - 07:04 AM

Patience paying off for Wild's Schroeder

Former St. Thomas Academy and Gophers player Jordan Schroeder is having success with the Wild after traveling a roundabout way home.

Updated: February 18, 2015, - 10:32 AM

Wild notes: Difficult loss dials up the pressure

Despite not losing in regulation since Jan. 19, the Wild’s position took a hit after Monday's loss because Calgary, Winnipeg and Los Angeles all rallied for victories.

Updated: February 18, 2015, - 12:24 AM

Wild's late rally falls a goal short in costly loss at Vancouver

The Wild's playoff push took a hit as its late comeback and points run fizzled.

Updated: February 17, 2015, - 06:30 AM

Montador's death hits Wild hard

Assistant coach Andrew Brunette and forward Jason Pominville were among Montador's former teammates.

Updated: February 17, 2015, - 12:21 AM

Wild's Gophers contingent powers victory over Hurricanes

Thomas Vanek, Jordan Schroeder and Erik Haula led a win that turned the X into Mariucci East.

Updated: February 15, 2015, - 12:32 AM

Wild notes: Odd-man out on the Wild blue line, Folin sent to AHL to get playing time

Victories with rookie Matt Dumba in the lineup, a healthy top-four defensive corps and the consistency lately of Nate Prosser...

Updated: February 15, 2015, - 12:13 AM

NHL Insider: Jets-Sabres blockbuster trade works out for both teams

The Jets do want to win now but also continue to stockpile young talent; the Sabres picked up a potential...

Updated: February 14, 2015, - 07:44 PM

As Wild's play goes up and down, so does Koivu's demeanor

A plea from emotional leader Mikko Koivu turned the Wild’s season around — and rejuvenated his own game, too.

Updated: February 14, 2015, - 01:23 AM

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