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NHL trade deadline: Raffi Torres traded to Sharks

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The Phoenix Coyotes traded forward Raffi Torres to the San Jose Sharks.

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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.

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