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

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

Former UMD star Fontaine outnumbered in Wild dressing room

There are times Justin Fontaine feels a little claustrophobic in a Wild locker room that includes former Gophers Thomas Vanek, Erik Haula, Jordan Leopold, Jordan Schroeder and Keith Ballard.

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 08:17 AM

Wild notes: Ex-UMD star outnumbered in locker room

There are times Justin Fontaine feels a little claustrophobic in a Wild locker room that includes five former Gophers.

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 07:30 AM

Stewart's pregame sprints have Wild keeping heads up

As pregame warmups come to a close each and every night, winger Chris Stewart runs off the ice with an acceleration that is impressive for a big man.

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 06:42 AM

Stewart's pregame sprints have Wild keeping heads up

Dubbed the “Stewie Sprint,” new Wild forward Chris Stewart accelerates off the ice toward the dressing room at the end of every warm-up. “It catches guys by surprise, and they seem to get a kick out of it,” he said.

Updated: March 25, 2015, - 10:30 PM

Dubnyk survives first period, comes to Wild's rescue again

The Wild won its 10th road game in a row Tuesday night, a shootout triumph over the New York Islanders. Goalie Devan Dubnyk has started 32 consecutive games with the Wild .

Updated: March 25, 2015, - 07:10 AM

Wild stretches road winning streak to nine, beats Maple Leafs

“Sometimes those are dangerous games this time of year,” veteran Zach Parise said. “We didn’t play well. But we won. That’s most important.”

Updated: March 24, 2015, - 06:43 AM

Wild willing to sign draftee Mario Lucia, who will mull his options

The Wild is willing to sign the 2011 second-round draft pick to an entry-level contract, but Lucia first has to decide if he wants to return to Notre Dame for his senior season.

Updated: March 24, 2015, - 06:41 AM

Steady Brodin keeps Wild blue line on track

The 21-year-old Wild defenseman has elevated his play this season.

Updated: March 22, 2015, - 09:42 PM

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