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

Flat Wild bumbles, tumbles vs. Penguins

Red-hot Pittsburgh got the jump on a sluggish home team.

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 01:21 AM

Wild's Zucker now doing what fans and coaches wanted

The most impressive thing about Zucker’s terrific first month this season isn’t that he leads the Wild with five goals. It’s that he has been one of the Wild’s best two-way forwards.

Updated: November 03, 2014, - 02:20 AM

Wild's Vanek admits mistakes, done with betting

Thomas Vanek was a government witness in a case against three men arrested in June for allegedly conducting an illegal gambling business out of a New York restaurant.

Updated: November 02, 2014, - 12:11 AM

Vanek scores — on the power play — to spark Wild's victory

The Wild broke its 0-for-28 power play and remained the NHL’s only unbeaten team at home.

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 11:54 PM

Paying off gambling debt puts Wild's Vanek in spotlight

Thomas Vanek was a witness in a federal case that led to one guilty plea for illegal gambling and conspiracy to launder money Thursday.

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 12:10 AM

Wild might have Brodin, Folin back but Spurgeon out with shoulder injury

The Wild might get defensemen Jonas Brodin and Christian Folin back in the lineup Saturday night against the Dallas Stars,...

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Wild notes: Rangers' Moore calls Haula to apologize for hit

Some people would send an “unknown number” to voice mail, but Erik Haula picked up Tuesday and was caught off...

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 09:29 AM

Wild rallies, wins in a shootout over San Jose

Kyle Brodziak scored two third-period goals thanks to Thomas Vanek’s passing.

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 07:41 AM

Wild hopes to get Koivu, Vanek up to speed

Getting more production from Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek is at the top of the Wild's to-do list. They have combined for one goal in eight games.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 12:07 PM

Reverse course: Wild posts comeback victory over Boston

One night after losing a 3-0 lead in a loss to the Rangers, Minnesota returned the favor in Boston and posted a comeback victory over the Bruins.

Updated: October 29, 2014, - 01:09 AM

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