It has been announced by the Dallas Stars that they have placed forward Ray Whitney on the injured reserve list. He has a lower-body injury, which is why he was placed on the IR; there aren’t other specifics to his injury at this time.
According to an article by the Associated Press, found here on ESPN,
The 41-year-old Whitney has played in all 17 games and is third on the team with seven assists. He is third among active players with 1,278 games.
Whitney was injured in a 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday.
Dallas recalled Travis Morin from the Texas Stars of the AHL to take Whitney’s spot. Morin leads the AHL with 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists). He has three career NHL games with Dallas.
Whitney’s presence will obviously be missed, as would anybody on any team who has played and contributed in every game this season. However, in his absence, Morin should be able to fill the void pretty nicely.
What do you think? Will the Stars be any different without Whitney on the ice? Will they be better off with Morin? Sound off in the comments below.
The Stars’ next game will be on Wednesday night against the Edmonton Oilers.