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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Wild still banged up

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild practice Updated: November 16, 2010 - 3:59 PM


Greetings. Kent Youngblood here. Mr. Russo had to go to the dentist today.

Before I get going on what we learned at Wild practice today, I want to take a moment to remind you all that Russo Radio will be in 1500 ESPN Radio today at 6:15. If I had time, I'd put a sandwich board over my head and walk up and down West 7th. But then, if my back wasn't so sore, I'd probably carry his luggage, too.


But on to practice.

First, those who didn't practice: Latendresse, Kobasew, Clutterbuck.

Wild coach Todd Richards said Clutterbuck (upper body) was just given the day off. The Wild expect him to play against Anaheim Wednesday night. The other two? Don't hold your breath. Richards said today he doesn't even have a timeline on those two. I'm thinking weeks.

Oh, and by the way, just because we hadn't asked Richards about it in about five, six minutes, we asked if there was anything new on Pierre-Marc Bouchard. The answer: no. He's still practicing but not about to play.

Though there are injuries, Richards said there would be no new callups from Houston.


I'll be doing a story for tomorrow expanding on Russo's note about the Havlat-Madden-Nystrom line that clicked down in Tampa.


That's about it. I had to run over to Wolves practice right after the Wild finished. Have a good day and don't forget to listen to Russo at 6:15.





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