Torres accepts in-person hearing
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Per this release, San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will travel to New York for an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday. The hearing results from his second period hit on Jarret Stoll in Los Angeles’ 2-0 win in Game 1 of the teams’ Western Conference Semifinals series that left the Kings forward injured.
Torres had the right to waive his in-person hearing. He is suspended pending the outcome of the hearing and is highly unlikely to participate in Game 2.
From the release:
The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: illegal check to the head. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.