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

Young defensemen will make Wild roster decisions difficult

Eight defensemen are left in camp, and there could potentially be room for all eight.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 01:30 AM

Yeo looking for Wild roster hopefuls to step up

Monday night, when the Pittsburgh Penguins come to Xcel Energy Center with a veteran-laden lineup, some Wild roster hopefuls might be getting one of their final chances to shine.

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 09:18 PM

Wild's power play gets off to a fast start in 4-3 win

If Saturday was a sign of things to come, Wild fans won’t have to yell, “SHOOOOOOT!!!” on power plays this season.

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 07:52 AM

Parise family embraces life's good moments during tough times

While Zach Parise has sworn to play hard for his father through his illness, J.P. Parise keeps fighting.

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 07:50 AM

Jan. 12, 2013: Change hits home (ice) for Parise

A work stoppage that muted the buzz of his July arrival is over, and Zach Parise finally will suit up for the Wild.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 07:31 PM

Yeo splits up Parise, Koivu in their first exhibiton game

Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu were split up.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 12:56 PM

Bickel, Zucker show they can play two spots

Roster contenders Jason Zucker, Matt Dumba, Christian Folin, Brett Sutter, Cody Almond and Stu Bickel all played in Thursday's exhibition loss.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 12:28 AM

Wild's Parise: Time to dump the dump-and-chase

Once a proponent of the common NHL strategy, the Wild star is on board with better puck possession.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 12:00 AM

Wild's Niederreiter dares to be better

Nino Niederreiter’s fun between seasons doesn’t detract from how serious he is about improvement.

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 06:54 AM

Winnipeg edges Wild 2-1 in preseason opener

WINNPIEG – It was a tight squeeze on the Wild bench Monday night during its 2-1 exhibition-opening loss to the...

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 06:32 AM

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