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 assistant coach Wilson appreciates Modano's tribute

When Modano was a teenager, Wilson recruited him to come to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and play in the Western Hockey League.

Updated: March 09, 2014, - 11:09 PM

Bad pass leads to bad result for Wild

Third-period miscues — especially Keith Ballard’s — led to defeat in Dallas, but the Wild can’t dwell on it.

Updated: March 09, 2014, - 08:06 AM

Wild notes: Moves put Heatley on fourth line

DALLAS – The trade-deadline move to add two forwards brought more depth to the Wild, and with that comes lineup...

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 08:21 PM

Mike Modano's number goes to the rafters

The former North Star is having his jersey retired tonight when the Stars play the Wild.

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 01:49 PM

New forwards give Wild four strong lines

Matt Moulson, Cody McCormick and Ilya Bryzgalov skated with the team for the first time.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 12:21 AM

Wild adds goals and grit in trade for Buffalo's Moulson

GM Chuck Fletcher sent two draft picks and Torrey Mitchell to Buffalo for immediate help.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 08:33 AM

Wild adds goalie depth in Bryzgalov; Backstrom shut down

With Niklas Backstrom now lost for the season, veteran Ilya Bryzgalov likely will back up Darcy Kuemper in the Wild's net.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 02:43 PM

Bettman: Minnesota 'absolutely' deserves an outdoor game

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spent Monday afternoon touring Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium with Craig Leipold as the Wild owner continued his lengthy effort to bring Minnesota an outdoor game.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 01:20 PM

Wild's win isn't pretty, but effective

Though the Wild might not have gained style points in beating the Flames, it embraced the substance of a fifth consecutive victory.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 01:00 PM

Koivu likely to make his return on Monday night

The center and captain hasn’t played since Jan. 4.

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 01:22 PM

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