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Raffi Torres | Winger

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
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Raffi Torres is projected to miss the first few months of the 2014-15 season after he suffered a setback in his surgically repaired right knee.
He developed an infection after he underwent a cleanup procedure once the Sharks were knocked out of the playoffs. Torres missed most of the previous season while recovering from a torn ACL and it looks like he'll miss most of the coming campaign as well. Aug 20 - 6:01 PM

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Raffi Torres certainly was not at his best in the playoffs.

He struggled as he never fully recovered from a torn ACL that required surgery and sidelined him for all but five games during the regular season. "At one point there I was just skating around and was just kind of like, 'What am I doing on the ice right now?' But hey, that's just part of it. You just had to be out there," Torres said. "I'll get healthy this summer and come back, come back stronger." Torres plans on resting his knee for a month or two.
May 4 - 11:29 AM

Raffi Torres registered an assist in a 4-1 loss to Los Angeles on Monday.

Torres has two goals and an assist in six playoff games. He's also tied for second on the team with a plus-three rating and is tied for fourth with 24 hits.
Apr 29 - 10:51 AM

Raffi Torres has contributed goals in back-to-back games for the Sharks to open the playoffs.

He has also amassed 11 hits. Torres had the crowd chanting his name during Game 2 and he didn't know how to react when asked about it afterward. "It's nice. I don't know what to say," he said. "It's kind of weird." He missed most of the regular season because of a knee injury, but he's making an impact an early impact in the playoffs.
Apr 21 - 5:05 PM

Raffi Torres accounted for the game-winner in San Jose's 6-3 victory over Los Angeles in Game 1 of the first round.

Torres has 10 goals in 62 career playoff games and remarkably four of them have been game-winners. He also had a team-high seven hits in the Sharks' playoff opener.
Apr 18 - 10:34 AM

Raffi Torres (knee) will play Thursday when the Sharks host Los Angeles in their playoff opener.

He sat out the last 17 games of the regular season to rest after returning for five games from knee surgery. Torres skated with Andrew Desjardins and Martin Havlat on the fourth line during the morning session.
Apr 17 - 6:04 PM

Raffi Torres (knee) is probable for Game 1 on Thursday.

Torres was on the ice with the Sharks on Wednesday. "Today, he looked even better. You can probably interpret that as him being ready to go," Sharks coach Todd McLellan said of Torres. "Now, with that being said, I haven't sat with him, I haven't met with him after the skate today yet." If Torres dresses, it will probably be as a bottom-six forward.
Apr 16 - 6:23 PM

Raffi Torres (knee) could return to the San Jose lineup as early as Wednesday.

Torres has missed most of the season as he missed the first part of the season (59 games) after undergoing off-season knee surgery and then tweaked the knee again four weeks ago. He played only five games this season thus far but he has scored three times. He is a very nice late playoff pickup if you think the Sharks are going deep into the playoffs.
Apr 8 - 11:03 AM

Raffi Torres (knee) will miss Saturday's game against Nashville.

Torres might be able to return next week, but the Sharks' top priority is making sure he's 100% for the playoffs. He has been limited to just five games this season.
Apr 4 - 6:46 PM

The San Jose Sharks have still to decide whether or not Raffi Torres (knee) will accompany the team on a two game road trip road trip to Alberta.

Torres skated on Sunday so that's the good news as he has missed the last seven games with the injury. Stay tuned.
Mar 24 - 8:29 AM

Raffi Torres did not play Saturday night against the Capitals.

It was the seventh consecutive game he missed due to a right knee injury but he is getting closer to a return to action. Torres missed the game more due to generally soreness in the knee area so it seems it is more of a conditioning issue than anything else. Torres indicated that he could play if it were absolutely necessary but there was no need to rush things. Torres could be a player some time next week. Stay tuned for further updates.
Mar 23 - 1:19 PM

Raffi Torres (knee) declined to provide a timetable for his return.

Torres is expected to be sidelined for a sixth consecutive game on Thursday. He returned from ACL surgery on Feb. 27 and made it through five games before ending up back on the sidelines. "I could probably go out and play right now, but I wouldn't be able to go out and play my style of game right now," Torres said. "I'll just take some rest. The guys have been playing great. They've been doing a hell of a job all year. It gives me something to look forward to, to coming back and helping these guys."
Mar 19 - 5:32 PM

Raffi Torres will not play on Tuesday due to "general soreness."

It will be Torres' fifth straight game on the sidelines. It's believed that his injury is at least partially related to his surgically repaired knee.
Mar 18 - 1:38 PM

Raffi Torres sat out a fourth straight game on Sunday due to "general soreness."

He should be considered day-to-day for now. Torres has appeared in just five games this season.
Mar 17 - 11:28 AM

San Jose coach Todd McLellan said he hoped to have Raffi Torres back in his lineup today after missing three games with general soreness, some of it related to the knee injury that caused him to miss the first 59 games of the season.

The Sharks were playing well with Torres on a third line with James Sheppard and Tommy Wingels, but the line has continued to have success with Marty Havlat slotted in Torres's spot in their last three wins even though the finesse-oriented Havlat and hard-hitting Torres have vastly different styles of play. "They're different players, but they're both great players," Sheppard said. "They know where to be on the ice, and I think their spatial awareness is great out there. They're always on the right spot, and that makes it a lot easier for Tommy and I." McLellan said he liked the flexibility Torres and Havlat, who has two goals and an assist in the last three games, provide on his third line.
Mar 16 - 11:12 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3James Sheppard
4Tye McGinn
5Raffi Torres
6Mike Brown
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Tyler Kennedy
3Matthew Nieto
4Adam Burish
5John Scott
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Jason Demers
5Matt Irwin
6Scott Hannan
7Mirco Mueller
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock