Michael Russo has covered the National Hockey League since 1995. He has covered the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005, after 10 years of covering the Florida Panthers for the Sun-Sentinel. He uses “Russo’s Rants” to feed a wide-ranging hockey-centric discussion with readers, and can be heard weekly on KFAN (100.3 FM) radio and seen weekly on Fox Sports North.

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Marek Zidlicky heading to New Jersey for 2 familiar faces, lots more

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild news, Wild player moves Updated: February 24, 2012 - 8:26 PM

Marek Zidlicky has been pulled from tonight's lineup and traded to the New Jersey Devils for a boatload of assets.

Coming back to Minnesota are familiar faces Kurtis Foster and Stephane Veilleux, 2007 third-round pick Nick Palmieri, a 2012 second-round pick and a conditional 2013 third-round pick (comes IF New Jersey makes the conference finals).

Justin Falk is playing.

Foster is very excited about returning to Minnesota, where one of his closest friends is Mikko Koivu.

 More soon.

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