Ray Whitney to IR, Stars recall Reilly Smith from AHL

Stars forward Ray Whitney is headed to injured reserve with a lower body injury, and will miss at least one week. Whitney has been playing through a foot issue, so that could be the injury.  We should find out later today. (Update: Whitney has a broken bone in his foot, and is expected to miss at least a month). Meanwhile, the Stars have recalled Reilly Smith from the Texas Stars of the AHL. Here’s the release:

The Dallas Stars announced today that forward Ray Whitney has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a lower body injury. The team also announced that they have recalled forward Reilly Smith from the Texas Stars, Dallas’ development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Whitney, 40, leads all Dallas Stars in scoring this season with six points (2G-4A) in eight contests. The veteran forward has scored 1,009 points (367G-642A) in 1,237 career NHL games. Whitney was signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 1, 2012 and was San Jose’s second-round selection (23rd) overall in 1991.

Smith, 21,  ranks second on the Texas Stars in scoring with 27 points (11G-16A) in 38 AHL games this season. He has gone scoreless in six games for Dallas this season and is still looking to earn his first career NHL point. The Toronto, Ont., native was Dallas’ third-round selection (69th overall) in 2009.

The Dallas Stars faceoff against the Phoenix Coyotes tonight, Feb. 2 at 7:00 pm (TV: FOX Sports Southwest; Radio: 1310 The Ticket).

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