Wandell's injury ends a solid season

I was disappointed to hear that Tom Wandell's season has come to an early end thanks to a torn ACL. Wandell will have surgery soon and should be back for next season, but it's a tough break.

Wandell, who turns 23 on Friday, has been impressive this season. Like many of the Stars, he's a young player still learning his way. But he clearly has the smarts and skills to be productive at the NHL level. He needs some seasoning, but worked hard and looked like a guy that could eventually be a solid No. 2 center on this team.

I was looking forward to seeing how he played down the stretch. Now we won't get that chance. It's too bad.