Dallas Stars forward Tom Wandell has traveled to the KHL during the lockout, signing a one-year contract with the Severstal Cherepovets while waiting on a new collective bargaining agreement to be reached. Wandell has played just one game so far for Severstal, playing just over 16 minutes and not registering a point, after traveling to Russia last week.
The Cherepovets, currently No. 6 in the KHL Western Conference standings with 22 points on six wins, one shootout loss and three overtime losses, play just once this coming week when they welcome HC Donbass on Tuesday night.
Donbass has just two wins in 12 games on the season and sits in last place in the 14-team conference.
Severstal currently boasts of the better defenses in the KHL, allowing just 26 goals on the season in 13 games. The offense has struggled, however, scoring just 2.15 goals per game so far this season.
Tom Wandell, drafted in the 5th round in the 2005 NHL draft, has 19 career goals and 42 points in 211 games with the Stars.