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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Johan Larsson and Matt Hackett pulled from Wild ice

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild trade news Updated: April 3, 2013 - 1:30 PM

UPDATE: Johan Larsson and Matt Hackett were just pulled from the ice here in San Jose. Trade coming

I am hearing through reliable sources that there could be a big pending trade coming down with the Wild.

Houston Aeros goalie Darcy Kuemper has been sent to the Houston airport with his equipment bag packed, sources tell me. The kicker though is he has not yet been told where he is going or if he is going anywhere.

My gut tells me he may be coming here to San Jose. If that were the case,  the Wild could be on the verge of trading Matt Hackett. That would obviously be part of a bigger trade.

More to come as this evolves, but I do still know the Wild is heavily going after Buffalo's Jason Pominville.



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