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 notes: Suter gives team more than expected

VANCOUVER – Nobody expected Ryan Suter to play during Sunday’s Super Bowl matinee against the Vancouver Canucks.The Wild defenseman was...

Updated: February 02, 2015, - 07:40 AM

Granlund returns throwing his body around

Despite a history of concussions, Mikael Granlund continues to be willing to initiate physical play and take a hit to make a play for the Wild.

Updated: January 31, 2015, - 11:48 PM

NHL Insider: Brodeur owed himself a better exit

Martin Brodeur swears there was no schism that caused the goaltender who broke record after record during 21 seasons as...

Updated: January 31, 2015, - 07:34 PM

Dubnyk gives Wild a stabilizing presence in goal

In a short time, Devan Dubnyk has provided the Wild what it needs in net.

Updated: January 31, 2015, - 12:25 AM

Parise's goal, Dubnyk's saves hold up for Wild's win in Calgary

Devan Dubnyk made 30 saves - including a breakaway stop in the third - to give the Wild its fourth win in six games.

Updated: January 30, 2015, - 06:08 AM

Wild notes: Calgary native Dumba gets call after all

The Wild's Matt Dumba expected more than 20 family members in Calgary on Thursday night to watch him play his first career NHL game at the Saddledome.

Updated: January 30, 2015, - 12:31 AM

Fourth-line demotion was wake-up call for Wild goal-scorers

Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter, relegated to fourth-line duty, scored the goals in the Wild's 2-1 victory over Edmonton despite seeing limited time.

Updated: January 29, 2015, - 12:29 PM

Coyle's gem of a goal gives Wild victory in Edmonton

In a game against the NHL’s worst defense and second-worst team, the desperate Wild was in a dogfight until Charlie Coyle scored a sensational breakaway goal

Updated: January 28, 2015, - 08:31 AM

Wild notes: Yeo puts onus on second power-play unit

Entering Tuesday’s game, the Wild power play was clicking at 20.9 percent the previous 16 games (13-for-61) but the second unit hadn't scored since Dec. 27.

Updated: January 28, 2015, - 07:16 AM

Wild leaves All-Star break digging out of a deep hole

The All-Star break is over, the Wild’s umpteenth opportunity this season to “reset” and “recharge” and “clear the head” is complete and now the team has 36 games left to save its season.

Updated: January 27, 2015, - 09:20 AM

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