San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres changed into suspended for the rest of San Jose’s 2nd-round playoff collection for an unlawful take a look at to the top of Kings forward Jarret Stoll in the course of the first recreation of the collection.
The NHL announced the suspension some hours earlier than the Kings hosted the Sharks in Game 2. Stoll wasn’t anticipated to play for the protecting Stanley Cup champions.
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Stoll didn’t return to Game 1 after Torres hit him late inside the 2nd period of the Kings’ 2-zero victory. Torres got best a minor penalty for charging on the hit, and teach Todd McLellan and captain Joe Thornton echoed Torres’ notion that the hit become completely legal.
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The NHL’s Department of Player Safety sharply disagreed even as handing down a fourth suspension for Torres, taken into consideration a repeat wrongdoer in dangerous hits under the league’s collective bargaining agreement.