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How the NHL hands down suspensions to curb dirty hits

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety made a decision on Wednesday to hand St. Louis Blues winger Ryan Reaves a three-game suspension for boarding Matt Tennyson of the San Jose Sharks.The hit was one of the scariest  of the season. Reaves checked Tennyson from behind hard into the boards, sending the San Jose defenseman falling straight backward in a knocked-out heap. \ After...
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February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

What the Sharks-Maple Leafs deal says about both teams

The most recent NHL deal took place while some of you were still sleeping, and it was another of the many moves made by the Toronto Leafs.Toronto dealt defenseman Roman Polak and forward Nick Spaling to the San Jose Sharks in the wee hours Monday morning in exchange for Raffi Torres and second-round picks in both the 2017 and 2018 NHL Drafts.Here’s what the moves mean for some...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

The long road back to the NHL continues for Raffi Torres

Raffi Torres stood tall with his hands clasped behind his back, addressing the local media following a preseason game between the San Jose Sharks and the Arizona Coyotes back in September. The winger had just made his return to NHL ice and talked about how good it felt to get back out there after missing a significant part of two consecutive seasons with a right knee injury that...
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January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Sharks send F Raffi Torres on conditioning assignment

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have sent forward Raffi Torres on a conditioning assignment in the minors following the completion of his 41-game suspension. The Sharks added Torres to the active roster Wednesday and immediately assigned him to the Barracuda of the AHL. Torres was suspended for half the season for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks’ Raffi Torres “Disappointed” After Suspension

(Scot Tucker/SFBay) Raffi Torres is no stranger to controversy when it comes to illegal hits, but the league finally had enough after Torres’ blow to the head of Anaheim’s Jakob Silfverberg in San Jose’s preseason game last month. Handed a 41-game suspension for repeated disciplinary action surrounding his hits, Torres will sit out half of the Sharks regular season. Torres...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Zac Rinaldo: Raffi Torres’ suspension 'really opened my eyes’

Earlier this month, the NHL dropped the hammer on San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres, suspending him 41 games — a full half-season — for the latest in a long line of illegal hits. Given Torres’ checkered history, the hockey community responded to the suspension with a collective “good riddance.” But for a player like Boston Bruins winger Zac Rinaldo, who’s had...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Raffi Torres receives 41-game suspension for preseason hit

The National Hockey League announced today that San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres has been suspended for 41 games due to his  preseason match penalty for a hit to the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg. In the NHL’s video, they say they suspended Torres for targeting a defenseless Silfverberg. As Chris Johnston transcribed, the NHL notes “Torres has been warned...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raffi Torres suspended 41 games for brutal illegal hit

Raffi Torres has learned his fate from the NHL. The San Jose Sharks forward was suspended 41 games without pay for his hit on Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg during a preseason game Saturday. He will be suspended without pay for interference and an illegal check to the head. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced the penalty Monday, along with a video explanation...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL needs to send message after another illegal hit by Raffi Torres

Stop us if you’ve heard this before. Raffi Torres threw a nasty, illegal hit which will likely earn him another suspension. Last night in a preseason game against Anaheim, Torres was given a match penalty for charging at Jakob Silverberg and hitting him in the side of the head, which knocked the young Swede out of the game. It’s a reckless, stupid hit – something Torres is...
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October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharks' Torres has surgery on right knee

  San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss the start of the upcoming season after undergoing surgery for an infection in his previously surgically repaired right knee. General manager Doug Wilson announced the news Wednesday, about one month before the start of training camp. Torres initially got hurt last preseason and underwent surgery for a torn ACL. He returned in late...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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