Raffi Torres LW SAN 15 Days

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 29 Days

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 1 Month

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 2 Months

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 3 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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.

Raffi Torres LW SAN 8 Months

Raffi Torres certainly was not at his best in the playoffs.

He struggled as he never fully recovered from a torn ACL that required surgery and sidelined him for all but five games during the regular season. "At one point there I was just skating around and was just kind of like, 'What am I doing on the ice right now?' But hey, that's just part of it. You just had to be out there," Torres said. "I'll get healthy this summer and come back, come back stronger." Torres plans on resting his knee for a month or two.

Raffi Torres LW SAN 8 Months

Raffi Torres registered an assist in a 4-1 loss to Los Angeles on Monday.

Torres has two goals and an assist in six playoff games. He's also tied for second on the team with a plus-three rating and is tied for fourth with 24 hits.

Raffi Torres LW SAN 8 Months

Raffi Torres has contributed goals in back-to-back games for the Sharks to open the playoffs.

He has also amassed 11 hits. Torres had the crowd chanting his name during Game 2 and he didn't know how to react when asked about it afterward. "It's nice. I don't know what to say," he said. "It's kind of weird." He missed most of the regular season because of a knee injury, but he's making an impact an early impact in the playoffs.