The San Jose Sharks have acquired forward Raffi Torres from the Phoenix Coyotes, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN on Wednesday afternoon.
In exchange for Torres, the Coyotes have acquired a third-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Torres is playing in the final year of a two-year, $3.5 million contract that carries an annual average value of $1.75 million against the salary cap. He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this July.
In 28 games this season, Torres has registered five goals and seven assists for a total of 12 points. He is averaging 12:59 of ice-time, which includes an average of 1:21 on the power play. With San Jose trading Ryane Clowe to the New York Rangers on Tuesday afternoon, many believe the Sharks view Torres as a replacement for the remainder of the season.
In 619 career NHL regular season games, Torres has compiled 132 goals, 117 assists, 249 points and 486 penalty minutes.