Raffi Torres LW SAN 1 Day
Raffi Torres didn't play in Tuesday's win over Toronto and he may sit out Thursday's game against Columbus as well.
"I told you when he came back that there'd be days where he'd get rest and we're going to manage him as we go," coach Todd McLellan said. "We'll play him when he's ready and we'll make sure he gets the rest he needs so that he's able to maintain a high level." Torres is dealing with some soreness that is more than just his surgically repaired knee.
Raffi Torres LW SAN 7 Days
In his first three games after recently returning from knee surgery, Raffi Torres scored three times as a reminder that he does have good hands around the net.
But he was credited with only one hit in each of those three games. That changed Thursday night, during the Sharks' win over Pittsburgh. In that game, Torres had a season-high 13:02 in ice time, and he responded with a four-hit performance that seemed to jump-start his teammates. "Raffi brings a whole different element to our team, and it's kind of the fear factor," San Jose teammate Jason Demers said of Torres, who has been trying to overcome his reputation as a dirty hitter with hard but legal shots such as the ones on Penguins' Marcel Goc and Rob Scuderi just seven seconds apart when San Jose was trailing 2-0. Those hits, Demers said, turned the game around. "The fans like it, and obviously other teams for sure are aware of him, looking over their shoulder," said Demers, who recalled doing the same before Torres came to the Sharks. "It pumps us up."
Raffi Torres LW SAN 10 Days
Raffi Torres has kicked off his return with a three-game point streak.
Torres has three goals and four points since making his season debut on Feb. 27. Although Torres has made efforts to change his game after his repeated suspensions, he hasn't suddenly become an effective offensive weapon. We expect him to cool off in the near future.
Raffi Torres LW SAN 14 Days
Raffi Torres, who scored two goals in the Sharks' 7-3 victory over the Flyers on Thursday, was a healthy scratch for the Sharks' 4-2 loss to the Sabres Friday.
The San Jose Mercury News reported that Torres sat out Friday "rather than face the prospect of playing three games in four nights after missing the first 59." Torres missed the first 59 San Jose games this season because of a torn ACL.
Raffi Torres LW SAN 15 Days
Raffi Torres (knee) will indeed make his season debut on Thursday in Philadelphia.
He was injured during the exhibition schedule in September when he suffered a torn ACL. Torres will provide the Sharks will some additional physical play and he can chip in some offense as well.
Raffi Torres LW SAN 17 Days
Raffi Torres is still on track to return from a knee injury on Thursday.
Torres has been out since tearing his ACL during an exhibition game in September. There's a decent chance he'll end up playing with Joe Pavelski and Tyler Kennedy on the Sharks' third line, but nothing is set in stone.
Raffi Torres LW SAN 21 Days
After knee surgery, San Jose forward Raffi Torres likely is less than one week away from playing his first game of the season.
"I didn't think I'd be able to get back this fast because my last time it took over a year to feel really good," Torres said, crediting San Jose's medical and training staff. "We're only at five months and I feel great." Torres tore the ACL in his left knee in an awkward collision with Anaheim Ducks forward Emerson Etem during a Sept. 20 exhibition game. He suffered the same injury during his 2007-08 season with the Edmonton Oilers.
Raffi Torres LW SAN 1 Month
Raffi Torres (knee) hopes to get back into the San Jose lineup before the Olympic break.
Torres suffered a knee injury in a pre-season game and had subsequent surgery. He has yet to play this season but will certainly help the Sharks as a bottom six forward. He is not worth picking up in pools however.