Ray Whitney Injury: Updates on Stars Winger’s Foot

February 2nd, 2013 by Richard Langford Leave a reply »
Dallas Stars winger Ray Whitney is going to miss some serious time with a foot injury.

On Saturday, Dallas Morning News' Stars beat writer Mike Heika passed along a press release from the club noting that Whitney had been placed on injured reserved and that Reilly Smith was being recalled to take his spot on the roster. 

The nature of the injury was not broached in the press release, but Heika added some more with this tweet:

By placing him on IR, Whitney will not be eligible to return to game action for seven days. Given the timetable in the tweet, he is not going to be ready for significantly longer than that, and that timetable is if there are no setbacks. 

Unfortunately, that is a reality that needs to be considered with Whitney. The 40-year-old is ancient in hockey years, and the heeling process gets muddied with age. 

The Stars (3-4-1) will undoubtedly be hoping there are no setbacks for one of their prized offseason acquisitions. 

The Stars were confident enough in the winger's ability to help their power play and bring some offensive play making, that they signed him to a tw ...

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