Ray Whitney still going strong

Updated: May 12, 2012, 9:28 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Two summers ago, Ray Whitney was 38 and looking for a new contract.

It's tough sledding for any veteran at that age to get more than a one-year deal in the NHL because of the rule in the CBA that states that any contract signed by a player 35 and older counts against a team's salary cap in its entirety regardless of whether he completes that deal or not.

Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford knew there was plenty of hockey left in Whitney, but financial constraints ...

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