Raffi Torres suspension: Coyotes forward still to serve 8 games

Victor Decolongon

Raffi Torres will be required to serve the final eight games of his suspension stemming from last postseason.

Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres will still be required to serve the final eight games of his suspension stemming from a hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa during last season's playoffs, according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly as told to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune on Monday night.

During Game 3 of the first round series between the two teams, Torres illegally hit Hossa and made contact with his head. While Torres was not penalized on the play, the league determined that the hit deserved discipline and suspended him for 25 games.

That suspension was later shortened to 21 games on July 2.

Due to the condensed 48-game regular season schedule, there was question as to whether the suspension would also be shortened. Daly confirmed that it will not:

"The terms of the Torres suspension remain the same, as modified by the Commissioner's decision last summer. Neither the lockout nor the transition rules (in the new collective bargaining agreement) impacted the terms of the Torres suspension."

Torres has already served 13 games of the suspension, as the Coyotes managed to advance to the Western Conference Final last season.

He will be permitted to participate in practice during the course of the suspension and will be eligible to return to game action on Feb. 2 when the Coyotes host the Dallas Stars.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.