Sharks' Torres Won't Appeal Suspension: Raffi Torres has elected not to appeal his suspension. (Updated 5/17/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 6/19/13).
Although many of his Sharks teammates felt the suspension for the remainder of the second-round series with the Kings was excessive, Raffi Torres elected to preserve his eligibility for a potential Western Conference finals series. Though not a prolific scorer offensively, Torres' skills as an enforcer will be missed against the Kings. (Updated 5/17/13).
05/17/2013 00:57 Kings use late flurry of goals to take down Sharks in Game 2
Captain Dustin Brown tied it with 1:43 left and Trevor Lewis scored the tiebreaking power-play goal 22 seconds later, propelling the Los Angeles Kings to a stunning 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night and a 2-0 series lead.
Raffi Torres will be unavailable for the first eight games of 2012-13 as he continues to serve a suspension that was reduced to 21 games for a hit on Chicago's Marian Hossa during the opening round of the playoffs. Torres is a quiet -- but surprising -- source of offense for the Coyotes. He had 26 points to complement 83 sin bin minutes last year and there's no reason to think a similar output isn't possible going forward. (Updated 8/14/12)