Ray Whitney has announced his retirement from the NHL.
Whitney, 42, was originally drafted 23rd overall by the Sharks in 1991. He played 22 years with the Sharks, Oilers, Panthers, Blue Jackets, Red Wings, Hurricanes, Coyotes and Stars. He scored 385 goals and 679 assists (1064) in 1330 career NHL games. He had 53 career playoff points (21G / 32A) and won a Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006.
Stars forward Ray Whitney didn’t skate this morning and will be a game-time decision for tonight’s tilt against the Los Angeles Kings.
“Not feeling well, so we’ll see what tonight brings for him,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. If Whitney can’t go, the Stars have Dustin Jeffrey available. Jeffrey, who has been a healthy scratch the last eight game, last played December 12 at Nashville.
Whitney has missed the last four games and has not been activated from IR yet. He would be activated before the game if he is healthy enough to play, but monitor his status following the Stars morning skate.
Ray Whitney will be a game day decision for Thursday's game vs. Rangers.
Whitney has missed the last three games with an upper-body injury that he suffered on November 9. He is on IR retroactive to the 9th, which means he is eligible to return when he is healthy. The 41-year-old veteran has one goal and seven assists in 17 games this season. Monitor his status following Thursday's gameday skate.
Whitney in tonight. Morrow out. Jamie Benn unlikely.
Whitney hasn't played since February 1st because of a broken foot, he had two goals and four assists in eight games before getting hurt. He will likely play on a line with fellow veterans Derek Roy and Erik Cole.