Nov 26, 2013, 3:40 PM EST
The Wizard is back.
On Tuesday, the Dallas Stars activated Ray Whitney from injured reserve, paving the way for him to play in tonight’s matchup against the Ducks in Anaheim.
The NHL’s fourth-oldest player — trailing only Teemu Selanne, Jaromir Jagr and Martin Brodeur — Whitney has missed the last five games with a groin ailment, during which time the Stars have gone 3-2-0.
Whitney has eight points in 17 game this year and should provide a spark for a Dallas club that’s managed just three goals in its last two games. Prior to getting hurt, he played a season-high 21:08 in a 5-2 loss to Chicago, that coming after he skated nearly 18 minutes in the previous game against Detroit.
“The Wizard” is expected to slot onto a line with Cody Eakin and Alex Chiasson, and will likely see some time on the power play as well. The Stars power play is 3-38 over the last 11 games overall and is 1-29 at home this season.
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