Raffi Torres
LW FA
1 year ago

Torres was waived by the Hurricanes on Thursday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The downward trend continues for Torres, as he has failed to do much of anything since his record-setting 41-game suspension in the 2015-16 season. He could be the right fit for a team looking for a spark in the attitude department, but it's starting to look less and less likely.

Raffi Torres
LW FA
1 year ago

Torres will attend training camp with Carolina on a PTO agreement, Ben Pope of The News Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Having played 635 NHL games over his career with Vancouver, Phoenix, and San Jose, Torres has an abundance of hockey acumen he could offer a team. However, over the past four seasons, the left wingman has appeared in only 44 games due to injuries and suspensions. Now at 35 years old, the veteran has another shot to prove he belongs on an NHL team, but given his recent history of mental and physical difficulties, he figures to be a longshot to make the Opening Night roster.

Raffi Torres
LW FA
2 years ago

Torres has decided to shut himself down for the remainder of the 2015-16 campaign.

EDGE Analysis

Torres has been bothered by a nagging knee injury for much of the 2015-16 campaign, and has decided to forgo the rest of the season in an attempt to get back to full health. The 34-year-old winger is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, and will likely need to earn a roster spot in an NHL club's training camp next season if he decides not to retire.

Raffi Torres
LW FA
2 years ago

Torres will remain in AHL San Jose despite being traded to the Maple Leafs on Monday along with two second round draft picks in exchange for Nick Spaling and Roman Polak.

EDGE Analysis

Since being traded to San Jose in 2013, Torres has played in just 16 games due to injuries and suspensions. After being acquired by Toronto, the veteran was loaned right back to his current AHL team, a clear sign the winger is unlikely to see any NHL action the remainder of the 2015-16 campaign. An unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, Torres is merely another piece in the Maple Leafs' plan to free up cap space for 2016-17.

Raffi Torres
LW FA
2 years ago

Torres (knee) was assigned to AHL San Jose on Saturday, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Torres has been hampered by a nagging knee injury for quite some time, and will need to play himself back into game shape in the AHL in order to get another opportunity with the big club this season. If the 34-year-old winger's knee ailment fails to improve, he could be shut down for the remainder of the 2015-16 campaign.

Raffi Torres
LW FA
2 years ago

Torres (knee) has cleared waivers, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

EDGE Analysis

Torres is no longer listed on the Sharks' active roster and by clearing waivers, he can now be assigned to the minors. Considering that Torres was suspended for 41 games earlier in preseason and is dealing with a knee injury, it's no wonder that other teams weren't interested in the embattled forward's services off the waiver wire.

Raffi Torres
LW FA
2 years ago

Torres was placed on waivers Friday, reports TSN's Bob McKenzie.

EDGE Analysis

Torres suffered a setback from his recovery, so him being on waivers may be to get him to AHL San Jose on a little more permanent basis. It appears he needs the reps and practice, but has already been on a conditioning stint in the AHL.

Raffi Torres
LW FA
2 years ago

Torres (knee) suffered a "minor setback" and didn't play Monday for the AHL San Jose Barracuda, Curtis Pashelka of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear whether the setback Torres suffered was in relation to the knee injury he was dealing with or just his conditioning in general. More information on Torres' status should be made available as he nears a return to the Sharks' lineup.

Raffi Torres
LW FA
2 years ago

Torres (knee) has been returned to the Sharks' active roster following a 41-game suspension but will be assigned to AHL San Jose for a conditioning assignment.

EDGE Analysis

Torres' long layoff -- combined with a right knee injury that required surgery Dec. 11 -- prompted the Sharks to send him to the minors in order to get him back into game shape. In order for Torres to be added to the active roster, the team decided to place Dainius Zubrus (upper body) on IR.

Raffi Torres
LW FA
2 years ago

Torres has served a 41-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim's Jakob Silverberg in a preseason game. However, Torres is still recovering from Dec. 11 surgery on his right knee and is not likely to return Thursday night against the Oilers, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

As noted in the report, Torres will require additional practice time before he'll rejoin the lineup. He was able to take some contact in a practice last Friday but apparently needs more time to recover. "It's been feeling a little nicer every day," Torres said Friday. "Just have to battle through it and see how it reacts."