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Saturday update: With Whitney out, Morrow moves up: Bachman in goal

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars forward Ray Whitney is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a fracture in his foot. Whitney, who was placed on injured reserve Saturday morning, has been playing through the foot issue since early in the season, and had a hard time making it through last night’s game.

“A lot of guys wouldn’t have finished that game,” said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan. “But he finished it, went right into the overtime and the shootout, and played heavy minutes. He’s not a big guy, but lots of guys wouldn’t have finished that game.”

With a hole in the Stars set of top six forwards, Brenden Morrow will move up the lineup and play on the top line tonight.

“He’s worked his tail off the last two weeks,” Gulutzan said. “He’s played hard, he’s been a leader in there for us. It’s not something he’s not used to, and he can play against the top players.

“With any of our lines, we are moving them around. We’ve got injuries. Right now, you’ve got to look for quick chemistry.”

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