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February 9, 2020 04:48 PM
Coyotes' Robbie Russo: Shuffles down to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Coyotes reassigned Russo to AHL Tucson on Sunday.

Russo hasn't played in the NHL since the 2016-17 campaign, and he didn't make his Coyotes debut during this recall. This move likely means Oliver Ekman-Larsson (lower body) will be ready for Monday's game versus the Canadiens.

February 7, 2020 12:00 AM
Coyotes' Robbie Russo: Promoted from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russo was called up from AHL Tucson on Thursday.

Russo's promotion comes as both Oliver Ekman-Larsson (lower body) and Jason Demers (lower body) are dealing with injuries. Even if both guys can't go, Russo May still find himself in the press box as an emergency depth option. If the 26-year-old does play for the Yotes, it would likely come at the expense of Ilya Lyubushkin or Aaron Ness.

December 18, 2019 01:56 PM
Coyotes' Robbie Russo: Sent to bus league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arizona assigned Russo to AHL Tucson on Wednesday.

Russo has been a healthy scratch for four consecutive contests since being promoted Dec. 9, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. The 26-year-old hasn't appeared in an NHL contest since 2016-17, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to have him on their radar.

December 10, 2019 04:44 PM
Coyotes' Robbie Russo: Gets call Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Coyotes recalled Russo from AHL Tucson on Monday.

The 26-year-old hasn't played a game at the NHL level since 2016 with the Red Wings. Russo has recorded one goal and eight points with AHL Tucson this year in 23 games. Even if he enters the lineup for Tuesday's game against Calgary, he's unlikely to make an impact from a fantasy perspective.

June 6, 2019 12:04 AM
Coyotes' Robbie Russo: Signs one-year, two-way deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russo secured a one-year, two-way contract with the Coyotes on Wednesday.

Russo led the AHL Tuscon blueliners in scoring during 2018-19, racking up six goals and 33 assists over 67 contests. The 26-year-old has seen action in just 13 NHL games so far in his career, but continued offensive success could make him a candidate to claim an NHL roster spot in the coming seasons.

November 20, 2018 12:41 PM
Coyotes' Robbie Russo: Returns to Tucson
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russo was reassigned to the AHL's Roadrunners on Monday, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.

Russo got called up because Jakob Chychrun is dealing with a lower-body injury, and Jason Demers just suffered a knee injury. However, he didn't get placed in the lineup. Demers isn't returning anytime soon, but Russo's demotion might mean that Chychrun will be good to go Wednesday.

November 16, 2018 02:37 PM
Coyotes' Robbie Russo: Called up from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russo was promoted from AHL Tucson on Friday.

Russo joins the Yotes after Jason Demers suffered a lower-body injury versus Nashville on Thursday. If Demers is unable to play versus Boston on Saturday, either Dakota Mermis or Russo figures to slot into the blue line.

September 25, 2018 06:58 PM
Coyotes' Robbie Russo: Waived for reassignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russo was placed on waivers for the purpose of sending him to AHL Tucson, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Russo tallied nine goals and 23 assists in 75 games with AHL Grand Rapids last season -- his third straight 30-plus point campaign in the minors. Sent to Arizona from Detroit for a 2019 seventh-round pick this summer, it's certainly possible the Red Wings snatch the blueliner off the waiver wire; otherwise, he should clear and join the Roadrunners.

June 25, 2018 01:16 PM
Coyotes' Robbie Russo: Sent to Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russo was traded by the Red Wings to the Coyotes on Sunday in exchange for a conditional 2019 seventh-round draft pick.

After being drafted by the Red Wings in 2011, Russo appeared in just 19 career games with the team during the 2016-17 season, as he has seen most of his ice time in the AHL with Grand Rapids. In 75 AHL contests last season, Russo recorded nine goals and 23 assists, and chances are the defenseman will spend a good chunk of 2018-19 in the minors as well.

September 5, 2017 07:17 PM
Red Wings' Robbie Russo: Inks two-year deal with Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russo agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Red Wings on Tuesday.

Russo spent the majority of the 2016-17 campaign in the minors, notching 32 points (seven goals, 25 assists) in 58 games with AHL Grand Rapids, but he also got the opportunity to skate with the big club for the final 19 games of the season, registering 18 shots on goal and a plus-2 rating over that span. The 24-year-old blueliner will likely start this campaign with the Red Wings' AHL affiliate, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him get another extended look in Detroit in 2017-18, although it won't be enough to make him a viable option in season-long fantasy leagues.

June 28, 2017 02:24 PM
Red Wings' Robbie Russo: Gets qualifying offer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russo received a qualifying offer from the Red Wings on Monday, reports.

This means that Russo is set to become a restricted free agent July 1, with the Red Wings retaining exclusive negotiation rights for the defenseman. He's reportedly eligible for contract arbitration, but don't expect the 24-year-old to hook a lucrative deal, since he went pointless in his first 19 NHL games this past season.

May 19, 2017 11:24 AM
Red Wings' Robbie Russo: Likely sticking in minors to start next campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russo is likely to start the 2017-18 season with AHL Grand Rapids, Ansar Khan of reports.

The Illinois native made his NHL debut this year, stabilizing the back line for the final 19 games. However, in order for him to carry fantasy value, Russo needs to evolve into more than an injury replacement option or someone that only sees game action when playoff hopes are diminished. Still, Khan made it clear in his latest report that Russo is ahead of Dan Renouf on the organizational depth chart, so there's something to be said about that.

April 11, 2017 09:17 PM
Red Wings' Robbie Russo: Reassigned to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russo was returned to AHL Grand Rapids on Monday.

Russo played with the Red Wings through much of March, making his NHL debut on March 7 and playing each of the team's final 19 contests. The blueliner didn't tally a point over that span, but did post 18 shots on goal and a plus-2 rating. He received an extended audition down the stretch, perhaps giving Detroit a reason to re-sign him as a restricted free agent this offseason.

March 8, 2017 08:45 PM
Red Wings' Robbie Russo: Draws into first NHL contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russo made his NHL debut in Tuesday's loss to the Maple Leafs, blocking a shot and committing a giveaway in 15:44 of ice time.

Russo has the pedigree of a scoring blueliner. He's a right-handed shot and seemingly gives it his all on both ends of the ice. Prior to his call-up and on the heels of a season-ending ACL injury to fellow rookie Ryan Sproul, Russo dialed in seven goals, 24 assists and 33 PIM in 56 games with the AHL's Griffins. In 2015-16, he fashioned an immaculate plus-40 rating. While he's just now hitting hockey's biggest stage, the Red Wings losing out on the playoffs should afford him ample playing time down the stretch.

March 6, 2017 10:24 PM
Red Wings' Robbie Russo: Earns first recall Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russo will be recalled from AHL Grand Rapids on Sunday, Ansar Khan of reports.

This will mark the first recall of Russo's career after he put up solid numbers from the blue line with the Red Wings' minor league affiliate this season -- in 56 games with Grand Rapids, Russo netted seven goals and added 24 assists to go with a plus-14 rating. He'll fill the roster spot left open by Ryan Sproul, who may miss several games due to a knee sprain.

October 2, 2016 02:24 PM
Red Wings' Robbie Russo: Impressing management in training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russo is drawing positive reviews in training camp, though he's likely to start out with AHL Grand Rapids, reports.

Russo has won several awards at the collegiate level, as well as being named to the AHL's All-Rookie Team with Grand Rapids last season. He even won a gold medal with Team USA's under-17 squad in his draft year of 2011. The Illinois native led the AHL with a plus-40 rating in 2015-16, further adding to the intrigue, but the likes of Xavier Ouellet, Ryan Sproul and Nick Jensen are more experienced at this juncture; that means Russo may have to wait a bit longer for his shot in the NHL.

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