In his first ice-time since his suspension from the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs for a controversial hit to the head on Kings’ Jarrett Stoll, Raffi Torres was involved in a violent collision with Ducks’ Emerson Etem (Now, I know what you’re thinking, no, it was unintentional, so no suspension here). However, as a result of this, it is possible that Torres may miss some ice-time.
The collision occurred in the midst of an Anaheim rush, at 6:34 of the 2nd period. Etem delayed his back leg in an effort to stay onside, and Torres, unable to avoid the contact, ran into him at high speed. Torres fell to the ice, then was able to make it back to the locker room on his own, while Etem was helped off the ice. Etem returned for a couple of shifts, before missing the whole third period. Torres did not return.
According to sources, Torres was seen walking from the SAP Center with a slight limp and a bandaged right knee. My guess is a knee to knee collision may have happened here. Hopefully, nothing to serious.
Todd McLellan was asked about the situation:
He’s going to get checked by the medical staff, and when we know something, we’ll let you know. Obviously, not a good situation for either player, Etem or Torres. A complete accident, too. We hope they’ll both be well, and ready to play.
The Sharks just released that he is out for at least 6 weeks.
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