1:06 AM EDT, Fri October 09, 2015
San Jose Mercury News 2 hours ago

Sharks: Raffi Torres apologizes for his hit on Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg and accepts his suspension

General manager Doug Wilson adds that he 'fully supports' the move, which will cost Torres half the season
San Jose Mercury News 10 hours ago

Doug Wilson, Raffi Torres react to NHL suspension

San Jose Sharks general manager breaks silence on hit that will cost Raffi Torres 41 games
Fear The Fin 10 hours ago

Torres Accepts Suspension, Releases Statement

Sharks Winger Raffi Torres officially accepts his 41 game suspension, which will stand as the longest in NHL history. Raffi Torres announced in a statement today he will not appeal his 41 game suspension stemming from a hit on the Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg in the Sharks' final preseason game, confirming yesterday's NHLPA announcement. The suspension is the fifth of Torres' career, and will stand as the longest in NHL history. Torres' statement reads: "I accept the 41-game suspension handed down to me by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. I worked extremely hard over the last two...
San Francisco Chronicle 10 hours ago

Sharks: Torres apologizes for hit, accepts suspension

Sharks forward Raffi Torres spoke publicly Thursday for the first time after his 41-game suspension was handed down by the NHL, apologizing to Anaheim’s Jakob Silfverberg for the hit as well as to his teammates. The suspension - the fifth of Torres’ career - is the longest in NHL history for a hit on another player. Torres was suspended for six games in the 2013 playoffs for a hit to the head against Los Angeles’ Jarret Stoll, was suspended for two games in January 2012 for charging Minnesota defenseman Nate Prosser and he sat out four games in April 2011 for a hit to the head of...

Torres issues apology to Silfverberg, teammates and Sharks organization

Raffi Torres issued an apology to Jakob Silfverberg, his teammates and the Sharks organization for his illegal hit to the head last week that led to a 41-game suspension from the NHL. In a statement issued by the Sharks on… Continue Reading →

Report: Torres will not appeal 41-game suspension

Raffi Torres will reportedly not appeal the 41-game suspension handed to him earlier this week. According to Bob McKenzie of TSN in Canada, Torres has decided to accept the nearly record-setting suspension he was given Monday for an illegal hit… Continue Reading →
Mile High Hockey Oct 6, 2015

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL October 6th, 2015

Sharks' Torres suspended 41 games for preseason hit. [NHL] Flames acquire Dougie Hamilton's brother Freddie from Avalanche. [Sportsnet] Five things that must happen if the Avs are going to get back to the playoffs. [CBS Denver] NHL moves show teams aren't afraid to waive players with big contracts. [CTV News] Thirty bold team predictions for the NHL season. [TSN] Former Canadiens defenceman Mike Weaver retires after 11 NHL seasons. [Global News] Mario Lemieux turns 50, NHL players share memories. [NHL] Ten bold predictions for 2015-16 NHL season. [USA Today] Bill Daly: Cocaine use up among...
Sharks' Raffi Torres receives 41-game suspension for hit on head of Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg

Sharks' Raffi Torres receives 41-game suspension for hit on head of Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg

The NHL struck back at Raffi Torres on Monday, suspending the San Jose Sharks forward for 41 games and effectively banning him from action for the first half of the 2015-16 season for his illegal hit to the head of Ducks winger Jakob Silfverberg....

Sharks’ Torres suspended for half of season

NEW YORK — Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss half the season and lose more than $440,000 in salary after being suspended by the NHL on Monday for a hit on Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg. Torres, who will be eligible to return on Jan 14 when the Sharks host Edmonton, has played just 12 regular or postseason games the past two years because of knee injuries. According to ESPN, Torres has been suspended four times for a total of 33 games since 2011 for late or illegal hits.
San Jose Mercury News Oct 5, 2015

NHL slams Sharks' Raffi Torres with 41-game suspension

Torres' illegal hit on Anaheim Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg in an exhibition game leads to second-longest suspension in NHL history.

Raffi Torres' suspension history

Sharks forward Raffi Torres will have a hearing Monday with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety regarding his illegal hit to the head on Anaheim’s Jakob Silfverberg. Torres has been suspended four times in his NHL career, but is technically… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Oct 4, 2015

Sharks' Torres to have NHL hearing over illegal hit

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will have a phone hearing Monday with the NHL's Department of Player Safety regarding his illegal hit to the head on Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg; the league has the option of suspending the 33-year old for more than five games.
Fear The Fin Oct 4, 2015

Update: Raffi Torres turns down right to in person meeting with DPS

That'll be at least five games for Torres for last night's hit on Silfverberg. Sharks winger Raffi Torres will have an in person hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Monday for his hit on Jakob Silfverberg. (1/2) SJS's Raffi Torres will have a hearing tomorrow for an illegal check to the head/interference/charging of ANA's Jakub Silfverberg. — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) October 5, 2015 You can see a video of the hit below. So how many games is Torres gone for? We know it'll be at least five since the meeting is being held in person and since he's a repeat...
San Jose Mercury News Oct 3, 2015

Sharks lose exhibition finale to Ducks

Sharks forward Raffi Torres is in danger of receiving another long-term suspension from the NHL after he was given a match penalty for an illegal hit to the head of Jakob Silfverberg
Fear The Fin Oct 3, 2015

Quick Bite: Torres ejected as Sharks fall to Ducks in final preseason game

Raffi Torres was ejected as the Ducks routed the Sharks. The Sharks iced a very young lineup on Saturday and it showed in a 5-1 loss to the Ducks to close out the preseason. Alex Stalock wasn't given much help as the Sharks were out shot 39-18 and were sent to the box five times. A pair of players on the roster bubble were the only scoring factors for the Sharks. Dylan DeMelo was credited with a goal and Nikolay Goldobin had the assist. Raffi Torres was ejected from the game after delivering an illegal hit to the head of Jakob Silfverberg. San Jose begins regular season play on Wednesday...

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