Raffi Torres

LW / San Jose Sharks / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

Fantasy Points by Week

    LW Rank
    INJURY ALERT: Suspended | Suspension |
    • Not appealing suspension

      News: Raffi Torres won't appeal his 41-game suspension, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
      Analysis: Considering Raffi Torres' history of violent and illegal hits, it's not a surprise that he was levied the long-term suspension. The fact that he didn't appeal now just confirms that he will sit for half the season, and won't be eligible to return to action until Jan. 14 against the Oilers.
    • Suspended 41 games

      News: The NHL announced Tuesday that it has suspended Raffi Torres for 41 games for his illegal check to the head of Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg.
      Analysis: Raffi Torres has frequently been disciplined for illegal hits throughout his NHL career, so Monday's ruling doesn't come as a huge surprise. The 33-year-old winger may appeal the suspension, but if it stands, he won't be eligible to return to action until the Sharks' Jan. 14 matchup with the Oilers.
    • Suspended pending hearing

      News: Raffi Torres has been suspended one game for his hit on Jakob Silfverberg pending a supplemental discipline hearing, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
      Analysis: The length of Raffi Torres' suspension remains a bit unclear, but it should be made official before the beginning of the season. Considering his history of supplemental discipline, it's possible that his suspension will be on the lengthy side.
    • Will have hearing Monday

      News: The Department of Player Safety announced that Raffi Torres will have a hearing on Monday for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg.
      Analysis: The DoPS also announced that Raffi Torres waived his right to an in-person hearing. An in-person hearing is only offered when a suspension may be in excess of five games, so Torres could miss significant time to start the season -- an unfortunate turn of events after he played just 12 games over the last two seasons due to injury.
    • Facing possible suspension

      News: Raffi Torres drew a penalty in Saturday's preseason game after hitting the Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg in the head, according to Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times.
      Analysis: It was the type of hit that generates some form of discipline. Raffi Torres was given a 10-minute misconduct and ejected from the game.
    • Torres Returns For San Jose

      News: Raffi Torres played his first game Friday after missing the entire 2015 season with an ACL injury. Torres said that he "felt alright" for most of the exhibition, according to CSN's Kevin Kurz.
      Analysis: He laid a big hit on the Coyotes' Nicklas Grossman early in the game. Raffi Torres remarked that he'll need some time to get back up to full game speed, but it was encouraging to see him laying the body right away after such a serious injury. Those in the deepest of leagues should check in on him periodically as the season gets underway.
    • Sharks' Torres Healthy, But Cautious Ahead Of Camp

      News: Raffi Torres said that he's feeling healthy following his recovery from right knee surgery, but will proceed cautiously when training camp begins later this week, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
      Analysis: Raffi Torres has had three surgeries to repair the ACL in his right knee, with the most recent two coming in just the past calendar year. Now six months removed from the latest operation, Torres has been back on the ice the last few weeks skating and seems to be back to full speed as he enters the final season of his three-year, $6 million commitment to the Sharks. The team is expected to deploy Torres on the fourth line this season, where he'll be counted on to inflict pain on opposing forwards and occasionally chip in offensively.
    • Sharks' Torres Expected Back For Camp

      News: Sharks GM Doug Wilson said he expects Raffi Torres (knee) to be back for the start of training camp, NHL.com's Eric Gilmore reports. "it looks good for [Torres] to be back in September," Wilson said. "He's progressing really well."
      Analysis: Raffi Torres required a second surgical procedure on his right knee to address a torn ACL, which has limited him to five games over the last two seasons, with none of those coming in 2014-15. The rugged winger is entering the final season of his contract carrying a $2 million cap hit, but should be given a legitimate shot at claiming a fourth-line role after the Sharks previously decided to part ways with John Scott and Adam Burish this summer.
    • Sharks' Torres Undergoes Second ACL Repair

      News: Raffi Torres (knee) underwent a successful procedure on the torn ACL in his right knee Wednesday, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports. GM Doug Wilson said the Sharks expect to have Torres fully healthy for the start of training camp in September.
      Analysis: It's the second ACL repair job in less than two years for Raffi Torres, who first had his knee operated on following a Sept. 20, 2013 exhibition game. After rehabbing the injury, he ended up suiting up for 12 games in the second half of last season, but was shut down after he began to feel pain due to an infection. The Sharks initially planned to have Torres undergo another surgery to remove the ACL prior to this season, but elected to wait until the infection had cleared up. Now that he's formally been ruled out for the remainder of the season, Torres will attempt to win a roster spot in 2015-16, when he will be on the final year of his three-year, $6 million deal with the Sharks.
    • Sharks Not Expecting Torres To Return In 2014-15

      News: Raffi Torres (knee) appears increasingly unlikely to play this season, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
      Analysis: Since undergoing another procedure on his knee in October, Raffi Torres hasn't yet been cleared to skate on an ongoing basis. With only two months left in the season, it doesn't appear Torres will have enough time to both regain conditioning and demonstrate to the coaching staff that his knee is fully healthy. The Sharks haven't officially ruled out a return for the winger, but certainly aren't relying on him to provide a second-half boost.
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