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May 15, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
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.
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April 22, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Every San Jose forward recorded at least two points in the team's two playoff victories over the Kings, a testament to the depth the Sharks have developed after years of featuring two strong lines and a bunch of moving parts. While top-six forward Joe Pavelski led the Sharks in scoring in the first two games with one goal and four points, the performances of the third and fourth lines were instrumental in helping San Jose win those first two games before the series shifts to Staples Center for Game 3 Tuesday night.
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September 23, 2013 | Wire reports
The San Jose Sharks will be without forward Raffi Torres for the start of the season because of an injured right knee. Torres was injured in a collision with Ducks forward Emerson Etem on Friday night. Torres and the Sharks will decide in the next few days whether he needs surgery. If he rehabilitates the injury, he might miss only the first month. If he needs surgery, he would probably be sidelined three to four months. The Sharks signed Torres to a three-year, $6-million contract in June.
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September 23, 2013 | Wire reports
The San Jose Sharks will be without forward Raffi Torres for the start of the season because of an injured right knee. Torres was injured in a collision with Ducks forward Emerson Etem on Friday night. Torres and the Sharks will decide in the next few days whether he needs surgery. If he rehabilitates the injury, he might miss only the first month. If he needs surgery, he would probably be sidelined three to four months. The Sharks signed Torres to a three-year, $6-million contract in June.
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October 18, 2009 | Associated Press
Times and timing have changed for the rapidly improving Columbus Blue Jackets. Raffi Torres ended a tie with a power-play goal late in the second period and Rick Nash scored a short-handed goal on Saturday night to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to their third win in a row, a 4-1 victory against the Kings. "Timing is everything," said Coach Ken Hitchcock. "Torres' goal gave us a lift on the power play. Nash's goal gave us some breathing room to play with. A lot of our scoring chances were in the first period.
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April 22, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Every San Jose forward recorded at least two points in the team's two playoff victories over the Kings, a testament to the depth the Sharks have developed after years of featuring two strong lines and a bunch of moving parts. While top-six forward Joe Pavelski led the Sharks in scoring in the first two games with one goal and four points, the performances of the third and fourth lines were instrumental in helping San Jose win those first two games before the series shifts to Staples Center for Game 3 Tuesday night.
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May 22, 2006 | Helene Elliott
Had there not been a chair in front of Michael Peca's locker and a wall behind him, he might have crumpled to the floor in sections Sunday night, to be swept up with the discarded towels and used tape that littered the carpet of the visitors' locker room at the Arrowhead Pond.
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April 21, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
The NHL's decision to suspend Phoenix forward Raffi Torres for 25 games to punish his vicious hit on Chicago's Marian Hossa was surprising because previous disciplinary actions in the playoffs had been relatively modest and had been no more than four games. The verdict on Torres had the impact of a thunderclap - and not everybody agreed with it. Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, who has suffered three concussions during his career, said Saturday he was gratified to see the league take harsh action against Torres, who has been punished several times for targeting opponents' heads.
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May 15, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Kings center Jarret Stoll took a hard hit from San Jose left winger Raffi Torres near the end of the second period of L.A.'s 2-0 victory over the Sharks on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their NHL playoff series. Stoll was injured and sat out the third period. Coach Darryl Sutter had no comment on the play but said of Stoll: "We weren't resting him and he didn't come back. " Torres was sent off the ice for charging. The NHL is expected to announce Wednesday whether it will hold a hearing to determine whether Torres should be fined or suspended for the hit. No question how Sharks Coach Todd McLellan would rule if he were in charge.
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April 18, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
The NHL suspended Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres indefinitely on Wednesday for knocking Chicago's Marian Hossa out of the game — and maybe the playoffs — with a shoulder blow to the head. Hossa won't play in Game 4 on Thursday with the Coyotes leading the series, 2-1. He was at home resting, exchanging text messages with his Blackhawks teammates less than 24 hours after he was carried off the ice on a stretcher and taken to a hospital. The hard knock by Torres was the latest in a first round that has been dominated by brawls and violent hits.
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May 26, 2013 | By Helene Elliott and Lisa Dillman
SAN JOSE - Kings center Jarret Stoll , who suffered a concussion on a hit from San Jose Sharks winger Raffi Torres in Game 1 in this Western Conference semifinal playoff series, said Sunday he feels good and will continue to be active as long as he has no recurrence of headaches or other symptoms. He said there is no timetable for his return. "Push it more and more every day, without setbacks. You have a setback, you have to start over again," he said in his first interview since the incident.
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May 18, 2013 | By Helene Elliott and Lisa Dillman
SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks were fined $100,000 by the NHL on Saturday because of General Manager Doug Wilson 's public criticism of the league's decision this week to suspend Sharks forward Raffi Torres . The NHL said in a statement that $25,000 was for violating a league rule prohibiting formal team statements to the media within 48 hours of a disciplinary suspension. The remaining $75,000 was for "the inappropriate nature of the comments. " BOX SCORE: Sharks 2, Kings 1 Torres delivered an open-ice hit to Kings center Jarret Stoll in Game 1 of the teams' Western Conference semifinal series, resulting in a suspected concussion for Stoll.
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May 16, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the remainder of his team's Western Conference semifinal playoff series against the Kings -- a ban of up to six games -- for what the NHL judged was an illegal hit to the head of Kings center Jarret Stoll on Tuesday. The decision was announced Thursday by Brendan Shanahan, the league's director of player safety, following a hearing in New York that was attended by Torres. Stoll, one of the Kings' primary penalty-killing forwards and a valued third-line center, likely sustained a concussion from the hit, which occurred near the end of the second period of the Kings' 2-0 victory in the series opener.
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May 16, 2013 | By Helene Elliott and Lisa Dillman
San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the remainder of his team's Western Conference semifinal playoff series against the Kings - a ban of up to six games - for what the NHL judged was an illegal hit to the head of Kings center Jarret Stoll on Tuesday. The decision was announced Thursday by Brendan Shanahan, the league's director of player safety, after a hearing in New York that was attended by Torres. Stoll, one of the Kings' primary penalty-killing forwards and a valued third-line center, probably sustained a concussion from the hit, which occurred near the end of the second period of the Kings' 2-0 victory in the series opener.
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May 15, 2013 | By David Wharton
The San Jose Sharks expressed surprise on Wednesday when NHL officials summoned their rugged left winger Raffi Torres to a hearing in New York to discuss a hit on Kings forward Jarret Stoll. Torres checked Stoll near the end of the second period in Tuesday night's Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. There has been disagreement over whether contact was shoulder to shoulder or shoulder to head. Torres was called for charging and an injured Stoll did not return.
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May 15, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
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.
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May 15, 2013 | By David Wharton
The San Jose Sharks expressed surprise on Wednesday when NHL officials summoned their rugged left winger Raffi Torres to a hearing in New York to discuss a hit on Kings forward Jarret Stoll. Torres checked Stoll near the end of the second period in Tuesday night's Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. There has been disagreement over whether contact was shoulder to shoulder or shoulder to head. Torres was called for charging and an injured Stoll did not return.
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May 16, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the remainder of his team's Western Conference semifinal playoff series against the Kings -- a ban of up to six games -- for what the NHL judged was an illegal hit to the head of Kings center Jarret Stoll on Tuesday. The decision was announced Thursday by Brendan Shanahan, the league's director of player safety, following a hearing in New York that was attended by Torres. Stoll, one of the Kings' primary penalty-killing forwards and a valued third-line center, likely sustained a concussion from the hit, which occurred near the end of the second period of the Kings' 2-0 victory in the series opener.
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May 15, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Kings center Jarret Stoll took a hard hit from San Jose left winger Raffi Torres near the end of the second period of L.A.'s 2-0 victory over the Sharks on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their NHL playoff series. Stoll was injured and sat out the third period. Coach Darryl Sutter had no comment on the play but said of Stoll: "We weren't resting him and he didn't come back. " Torres was sent off the ice for charging. The NHL is expected to announce Wednesday whether it will hold a hearing to determine whether Torres should be fined or suspended for the hit. No question how Sharks Coach Todd McLellan would rule if he were in charge.
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May 15, 2013 | Helene Elliott
San Jose winger Raffi Torres' jarring hit of Kings center Jarret Stoll on Tuesday triggered a sizable ripple effect that could alter the tone and course of the teams' Western Conference semifinal playoff series. The ripples could spread far enough for the Kings to lose a valued penalty killer for a while and for the NHL to severely punish Torres, a multiple repeat offender under the league's often murky code of justice. Torres was suspended Wednesday pending an in-person hearing scheduled Thursday in New York with the NHL's Department of Player Safety.
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