Fallout Wednesday from the hit San Jose's Raffi Torres put on the Kings' Jarret Stoll in Game 1 of their teams' Western Conference semifinal series Tuesday was considerable.
The NHL has requested an in-person hearing, which means a suspension could be more than five games. That isn’t always necessarily the case, but it looms as a possibility. Nick Kypreos of Canada’s Sportsnet first reported the league’s request, and individuals familiar with the process said the information was accurate.
If there was merely going to be a telephone hearing in the matter, the league would have made an announcement today.
Torres could have waived his right to an in-person hearing, but Kypreos tweeted that the winger is "expected" to be in New York for a league hearing on Thursday.