Frisco, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has placed center Tom Wandell
on injured reserve and he will have season-ending reconstructive surgery. He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on Jan. 21 at Vancouver.
Wandell, 22, was in his rookie season in the NHL and skated in 50 games for the Stars, collecting five goals and 10 assists for 15 points. The 6-1, 195-pound center has scored three game-winning goals, currently tied for first on the team, and extended a point streak to three games (1-2-3) before tearing his ACL in the game. He ranked second among Stars forwards in short handed time on ice per game (1:37) and is tied for second on the team in plus/minus (+2).
The Sodertalje, Sweden native dressed in 14 games for the Stars last season, recording a goal and two assists. He spent most of 2008-09 with Timra IK of the Swedish Elite League, posting 41 points (15g, 26a) and a +15 rating in 51 games. In 2007-08, Wandell played for the Iowa Stars of the AHL, skating in 53 games and scoring 19 points (10g, 9a). He was Dallas’ fifth round selection (146th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
The Dallas Stars will face the Colorado Avalanche Friday at American Airlines Center (7:30 pm, TV: FOX Sports Southwest, Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket).