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Raffi Torres | Winger

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
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Raffi Torres is disappointed in himself.
Torres is serving a 41-game suspension for his illegal check to the head of Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg. The length of his punishment is reflective of his long history of supplemental discipline. "I’m a culprit," Torres said. "I’m the guy that keeps making mistakes. This one stung. Not that the last ones didn’t, but it’s tough." The fact that Torres openly admits to his mistakes is a positive, but it remains to be seen whether he can stay out of trouble once he returns. Unfortunately his track record makes us skeptical. Oct 22 - 5:20 PM

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The San Jose Sharks are not rising to the defense of Raffi Torres.

Torres will serve a 41-game suspension for his illegal check to the head of Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg. "The Sharks organization fully supports the NHL’s supplementary discipline decision regarding Raffi," Sharks GM Doug Wilson said. "While we do not believe there was any malicious intent, this type of hit is unacceptable and has no place in our game. There is a difference between playing hard and crossing the line and there is no doubt, in this instance, Raffi crossed that line. We’re very thankful that Jakob was not seriously injured as a result of this play." Torres has already stated that he will not appeal his suspension.
Oct 8 - 4:38 PM

Raffi Torres has confirmed that he won't appeal his suspension.

Torres will miss 41 games after delivering an illegal check to the head to Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg. While the hit itself is bad, the length of his suspension reflects his long suspension history rather than this single incident. "I accept the 41-game suspension handed down to me by the NHL's Department of Player Safety," he said. "I worked extremely hard over the last two years following reconstructive knee surgery to resume my NHL career, and this is the last thing I wanted to happen. I am disappointed I have put myself in a position to be suspended again. I sincerely apologize to Jakob for the hit that led to this suspension, and I’m extremely thankful that he wasn’t seriously injured as a result of the play. I also want to apologize to my Sharks teammates and the organization."
Oct 8 - 2:34 PM

Raffi Torres will reportedly not appeal his 41-game suspension.

Torres is technically being punished for his illegal check to the head and interference against Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg, but it would likely be more accurate to say that he's being punished for making the same mistake over and over again. After all, it's not his hit on Silfverberg that alone earned him a 41-game suspension, it's his long suspension history that caused this. If he doesn't appeal, then he'll be eligible to return on Jan. 14.
Oct 8 - 10:38 AM

The NHL Department of Player Safety has suspended Raffi Torres for 41 games for an illegal check to the head and interference on Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg.

Torres was assessed a match penalty in the preseason game on the play. He has been involved in numerous head hits over his career. The video in the link mentioned that Torres has been warned, suspended or fined nine previous times, mostly for illegal checks to the head. He won't be eligible to play until Jan. 14 against Edmonton, but of course he can appeal the suspension.
Oct 5 - 4:34 PM

Raffi Torres has a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety scheduled for Monday.

The NHL offered him an in-person hearing and while he declined it, the league is now empowered to suspend him for more than five games. Torres will potentially be punished for his hit on Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg, which the league feels was possibly charging, interfering, and an illegal check to the head. Although Torres doesn't meet the NHL definition of a repeat offender, the league can still consider his four previous suspensions when making a decision on this latest incident.
Oct 5 - 8:02 AM

According to TSN Insider Darren Dreger, Raffi Torres has been suspended pending his disciplinary hearing for his hit to the head of Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg.

Torres was ejected from Saturday's game after delivering the blow. The 33-year-old missed all of last season because of a knee injury, and it looks like a suspension will force him to miss the opening of the 2015-16 regular season.
Oct 4 - 12:38 PM

Raffi Torres could be suspended for his hit Saturday night on Jakob Silfverberg.

Silfverberg was hit in the head by Torres in Saturday night's contest and was helped off the ice. Torres picked up a match penalty for the hit. "Same player every year," Ducks center Ryan Kesler said. "I played with the guy (Torres). He needs to learn how to hit. That has no part in our game any more. He came from across the ice and only made contact with his head. Obviously hope Silfvy’s alright." Stay tuned.
Oct 4 - 4:28 AM

Raffi Torres played his first game of the season on Friday.

Torres has missed most of the last two seasons with injuries, specifically a torn ACL in 2013 and subsequent knee surgery last season. As a result he has played only 14 games in the last two seasons so do not expect a lot this year from the soon to be 34-year-old.
Sep 26 - 9:20 AM

Raffi Torres will take a cautious approach during training camp after another knee surgery.

He had surgery in late February in a second attempt to repair his ACL that was torn in 2013. Torres also had ACL surgery in 2008. He has been skating in preparation for camp. Sharks coach Peter DeBoer is excited about how far he's come. "He's heading in the right direction, is probably the best way that I can term it," DeBoer said. "We'll see. I think we're all cautiously optimistic."
Sep 13 - 10:44 AM

Raffi Torres (knee) is likely to be good to go for the start of 2015-16 training camp.

Torres had multiple knee surgeries last season and consequently did not play. He is now four months removed from the second surgery to repair his ACL. The last game he played was April 30, 2014, during the playoffs against the Kings. He had three points and 18 penalty minutes in the seven-game series. "It looks good for him to be back in September," Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said. "He's progressing really well."
Jun 20 - 8:00 PM

Raffi Torres has undergone surgery to put in a new ACL.

He had it removed at the end of November and the procedure was delayed to make sure Torres did not have any further infections. He is projected to return for training camp next season, according to GM Doug Wilson.
Feb 26 - 1:51 PM

Raffi Torres (knee) has not begun to skate yet.

The feisty forward had his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee completely removed at the end of November. As David Pollak of the Mercury News says, Torres is likely still building strength around his knee. Torres has yet to play this season because of the knee injury, which also hampered him last season.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 08:15:00 PM

Raffi Torres (knee) isn't expected to return before New Years Eve.

That's not to suggest that Torres will return soon after the New Year, just that it would be very surprising to see him play in December. He was limited to just five contests last season and hasn't played yet in 2014-15.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 04:26:00 PM

Raffi Torres has had the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee completely removed.

Torres still hopes to resume skating in a week or so. "People have helped me along the way and I'm hoping that I can get back and start helping this team out the way I know I can," Torres said. "At the end of the day, I haven't played in a couple years, but I feel good. Mentally, I feel refreshed." More accurately, Torres has been limited to just five games since the start of the 2013-14 campaign.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 05:59:00 PM

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