Raffi Torres LW SAN 2 weeks ago

Sharks GM Doug Wilson said he expects Torres (knee) to be back for the start of training camp, NHL.com's Eric Gilmore reports. "it looks good for [Torres] to be back in September," Wilson said. "He's progressing really well."

Torres required a second surgical procedure on his right knee to address a torn ACL, which has limited him to five games over the last two seasons, with none of those coming in 2014-15. The rugged winger is entering the final season of his contract carrying a $2 million cap hit, but should be given a legitimate shot at claiming a fourth-line role after the Sharks previously decided to part ways with John Scott and Adam Burish this summer.

Raffi Torres LW SAN 4 months ago

Torres (knee) underwent a successful procedure on the torn ACL in his right knee Wednesday, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports. GM Doug Wilson said the Sharks expect to have Torres fully healthy for the start of training camp in September.

It's the second ACL repair job in less than two years for Torres, who first had his knee operated on following a Sept. 20, 2013 exhibition game. After rehabbing the injury, he ended up suiting up for 12 games in the second half of last season, but was shut down after he began to feel pain due to an infection. The Sharks initially planned to have Torres undergo another surgery to remove the ACL prior to this season, but elected to wait until the infection had cleared up. Now that he's formally been ruled out for the remainder of the season, Torres will attempt to win a roster spot in 2015-16, when he will be on the final year of his three-year, $6 million deal with the Sharks.

Raffi Torres LW SAN 5 months ago

Torres (knee) appears increasingly unlikely to play this season, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.Since undergoing another procedure on his knee in October, Torres hasn't yet been cleared to skate on an ongoing basis. With only two months left in the season, it doesn't appear Torres will have enough time to both regain conditioning and demonstrate to the coaching staff that his knee is fully healthy. The Sharks haven't officially ruled out a return for the winger, but certainly aren't relying on him to provide a second-half boost.

Raffi Torres LW SAN 7 months ago

Coach Todd McLellan said Tuesday that Torres (knee) would be out for "well into the New Year," Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

Torres is hoping to increase his activity soon, but he faces an arduous road to recovery after having his ACL removed in October to address multiple infections. He probably won't be counted on as an option for the Sharks on their bottom-six until late in the second half.

Raffi Torres LW SAN 7 months ago

Torres (knee) hopes to begin skating in the next week or so, CSNBayArea.com's Kevin Kurz reports.

Torres rejoined the team last Monday in preparation for the next stage of his rehab for the removal of the ACL in his right knee. The tough winger has been limited to just 12 NHL games over the last 17 months due to knee issues, but still hopes to make an impact for the Sharks in the second half of the 2014-15 season.

Raffi Torres LW SAN 7 months ago

Torres (knee) skated Friday morning, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

It was the first time Torres has been on the ice since August, when it was determined he would need to undergo another surgery to repair his ACL. This is just a preliminary step in the recovery process, so he shouldn't be considered close to returning.

Raffi Torres LW SAN 8 months ago

Torres (knee) will not require a second operation on his torn ACL, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

It's a fortunate bit of news for Torres, and while he's now in line to return earlier than originally anticipated, he's still looking at a lengthy recover timetable. Rather than opting for surgery, Torres will instead work on strengthening the muscles around the injured right knee, a process that will likely last two months or longer. Torres will train in his native Toronto before visiting the Sharks staff for a checkup at some point in November or December.

Raffi Torres LW SAN 9 months ago

Torres (knee) was placed on long-term injured reserve Tuesday, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

The roster move was fully expected after Torres underwent surgery to repair his ACL in September. He's expected to miss the entirety of the first half due to the injury, but the Sharks will hope he can return over the final two months of the season to offer an intimidating presence in their bottom six.

Raffi Torres LW SAN 10 months ago

Torres has yet to undergo knee surgery to repair the ACL in his right knee, Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea.com reports.

Torres is still slated to undergo the procedure at some point in the next couple weeks, and figures to miss at least half of the 2014-15 campaign as a result. The checking-line enforcer battled multiple infections in the knee upon returning from September knee surgery late in 2013-14, limiting him to just five regular-season contests. The 33-year-old's historically shaky track record in the health department will make it difficult to count on him for much reliable production this season.

Raffi Torres LW SAN 10 months ago

Torres suffered an infection in his surgically-repaired right knee and is expected to miss the first few months of the season, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Torres was limited to just five regular-season contests last season after undergoing knee surgery and suffering a subsequent setback. He returned to the Sharks during the postseason and looked to be healthy heading into the 2014-15 campaign, but it seems the infection surfaced at some point over the summer. For the second straight season, he'll open on injured reserve, with no concrete date for his return. Torres has been useful for the Sharks when he's been on the ice, but with two years still remaining on his contract, his durability concerns might sidetrack the remainder of his tenure with his team.