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

Wild lead is gone in a New York period

Darcy Kuemper and the defense conceded a three-goal lead by giving up five goals in the final frame to the Rangers.

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 07:18 AM

Wild defensemen have set the tone

NEW YORK – There are many factors why Wild defensemen seem to be jumping into the offensive attack more than...

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 12:50 AM

Wild has four lines clicking as it heads to New York

Saturday night’s combinations helped produce seven goals in a rout of Tampa Bay. The biggest evidence of the Wild turning into a four-line team is the fact its leading goal scorer, Jason Zucker, resides on that fourth line.

Updated: October 26, 2014, - 10:39 PM

Wild all over Tampa Bay in blowout victory

The Wild completed a 2-for-2 homestand in rousing fashion, winning 7-2 in front of 18,884 patrons at Xcel Energy Center.

Updated: October 26, 2014, - 06:53 AM

Wild and Blues share resources to battle illness

Medical trainers for the Wild and St. Louis Blues compared notes Saturday afternoon when it was revealed that ill-stricken players...

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 11:42 PM

NHL Insider: Power of high draft picks shows

One of the lousiest teams this season will be rewarded with future superstar Connor McDavid in June.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 04:35 PM

Fire at Wild's offseason retreat almost turned tragic

Owner Craig Leipold’s cabin went ablaze early on Aug. 24 with 15 members of the Wild's hockey operations staff and business executive team on site for an offseason retreat.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Kuemper gets third shutout of season in Wild's 2-0 win

The Wild finally opened the doors to its arena again Thursday night, kept the puck out of its net for a second consecutive home game and cruised past the Coyotes, 2-0.

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 07:42 AM

Wild notes: Granlund contract talks ongoing

The Jonas Brodin and Charlie Coyle contract extensions were achieved within a few weeks of beginning negotiations. If the Mikael...

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 12:35 AM

Coyle signs five-year, $16 million extension with Wild

The forward signed a $16 million extension. Next on the team’s list is Mikael Granlund.

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 07:02 AM

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