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

Finns are guiding the way for Wild in playoffs

Do-it-all centers - and proud Finns - Mikko Koivu, Erik Haula and Mikael Granlund were key in squaring the series.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 12:39 PM

Wild dominates, then holds on to even series with Avalanche

Another one-sided Wild victory highlighted by Mikael Granlund means it's a best-of-three series headed back to Denver. Game 5 is Saturday night.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 12:27 PM

Wild notes: Cooke apologizes, says knee-on-knee hit wasn't intent

Matt Cooke said he was “disappointed and sorry” that Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie couldn’t play in Game 4 of...

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 12:26 AM

All even or big trouble: Wild faces crucial Game 4

An even series or a two-game deficit is at stake when the Wild returns to the ice in its NHL playoff series with Colorado.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 08:44 AM

Wild's Matt Cooke suspended seven games for knee-on-knee hit

The NHL responded to the the on-ice actions of Wild veteran Matt Cooke on Wednesday by suspending Cooke for injuring Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 07:19 AM

Wild notes:  Niederreiter moves into Cooke's spot

With Matt Cooke suspended, coach Mike Yeo had to assemble a new checking line for Thursday’s Game 4.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 12:36 AM

Wild notes: Cooke facing long suspension

Matt Cooke has been summoned to NHL headquarters in New York on Wednesday for a hearing.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 07:23 AM

Wild's Granlund seizes his moment

With his eye-popping OT goal in Game 3 against Colorado, Mikael Granlund delivered on all his promise.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 06:32 AM

Granlund's incredible goal lifts Wild past Avs in overtime

Mikael Granlund’s highlight-reel goal in OT beat the Avs’ hot goalie and gave the Wild new life.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 06:54 AM

Struggling Brodziak scratched for first time with Wild

Center Kyle Brodziak, whose costly turnover not only turned Game 1 upside down but maybe the series, was scratched for the first time in his Wild career Monday night.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 12:16 AM

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