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Sharks forward Raffi Torres receives 41-game suspension for another illegal check

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:56:14 +0000

Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) - San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres is back at it again as he was suspended for 41 games this season without pay after an illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg Saturday.

In the first quarter, after Silfverberg loss the puck, Torres still continued charging to him and raised his shoulder to hit Silfverberg's head.

The 24-year-old went down after getting hit by Torres who was ejected after the check.

Torres' suspension was for interference and an illegal check to the head.

The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced the suspension which will cause the 33-year-old $440,860.29 of his salary that will go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

This is not new for Torres who is infamous for illegal checks and hits, being suspended and fined a number of times in the past.

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