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 still trying to re-sign Niederreiter, Kuemper

The team struck a deal with Justin Fontaine, but its other two restricted free agents are unsigned.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 09:39 AM

Vanek testifies in gambling case

The veteran winger and new Wild signee appeared voluntarily and is not charged with any crime.

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 02:37 AM

Wild notes: Yeo juggles top three lines for more scoring

SUNRISE, FLA. – Mike Yeo had to do something to shake up the lineup after the Wild scored four goals...

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 09:27 AM

Blue-line prospects will get closer look in Wild's development camp

Defensemen Christian Folin and Matt Dumba could make an early case for a roster spot with the Wild during this week's development camp.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 01:28 PM

Mitchell spurns Wild; Stoner to Ducks

More than $500 million in long-term contracts were handed out league-wide on the first day of NHL free agency..

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 07:38 AM

Former U star Vanek gets his happy homecoming with Wild

Thomas Vanek picked the comforts of home over bigger money and joined the Wild.

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 07:19 AM

Goal scorers Vanek, Iginla are atop Wild's list in free agency

Either veteran scorer is an option to increase the team's scoring.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 06:19 AM

Wild coach Yeo meets with top free-agent Vanek

The Wild coach was expected to discuss a potential role and fit with the free-agent forward.

Updated: June 30, 2014, - 06:51 AM

Iginla emerges on list of free-agent candidates for Wild

The team is hoping Jarome Iginla will make Minnesota his next stop. The Wild, which ranked 24th offensively last season with 199 goals, desperately wants to improve offensively.

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 07:36 AM

Wild notes: Chicago area selection switches allegiances

The Skokie, Ill., native won't be a Blackhawks fan anymore.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 09:53 PM

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