NHL

San Jose Sharks
Position
LW
 
Jersey
13
Name  Raffi Torres
Born  10/8/1981
Height  6-0
Weight  215
Shoots  L
4/11/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: San Jose left wing Raffi Torres (sore right knee) isn't expected to play Friday.
Insight: After undergoing offseason knee surgery to repair a torn right ACL, Torres didn't make his season debut until Feb. 27 and he played just five games before experiencing soreness. He last played on March 8.
 
4/9/2014 4:37:00 PM
Description: San Jose left wing Raffi Torres (sore right knee) could be back Wednesday, according to nhl.com.
Insight: After undergoing offseason knee surgery to repair a torn right ACL, Torres didn't make his season debut until Feb. 27 and he played just five games before experiencing soreness.
 
3/23/2014 1:22:00 PM
Description: San Jose left wing Raffi Torres (sore right knee) has missed seven straight games.
Insight: After undergoing offseason knee surgery to repair a torn right ACL, Torres didn't make his season debut until Feb. 27. While he produced three goals and two assists in five games before getting knocked out with knee soreness, there's no reason to hold onto him. He hasn't been a high-scoring forward in his career.
 
3/16/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: San Jose left wing Raffi Torres is expected to play Sunday against the Rangers. Torres has been out with general soreness. SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News
Insight: Offseason knee surgery has limited Torres to just five games this season. In those five contests, Torres (three goals, two assists) has averaged ten and a half minutes of ice time per game. Torres is owned in only 1.1 percent of ESPN fantasy leagues.
 
3/11/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Sharks left wing Raffi Torres (soreness) will be a game-time decision Tuesday, according to csnbayarea.com.
Insight: Torres has picked up three goals and two assists as well as seven PIM and nine SOG in five games since he returned from a torn ACL, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect that scoring pace to continue.
 
2/27/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Sharks left wing Raffi Torres (surgery to repair a torn ACL in September) scored two goals in his season debut Thursday against the Flyers.
Insight: Everything was going in for San Jose Thursday, as the Sharks put seven goals on the board. The 32-year-old Torres' career-high in points is 41, and that came back in 2005-06. Don't bother picking him up.
 
2/27/2014 2:56:00 PM
Description: Sharks left wing Raffi Torres (surgery to repair a torn ACL in September) is expected to be activated from injured reserve for Thursday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: He was expected to miss 3-to-5 months and that's what happened. He's only scored over 40 points in one season (2005) and at this point has no fantasy value.
 
9/26/2013 9:03:00 PM
Description: Sharks left wing Raffi Torres had surgery to repair a torn ACL on Thursday. SOURCE: Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area
Insight: He's expected to miss 3-to-5 months at the minimum. Torres isn't worth stashing in any fantasy leagues.
 
9/23/2013 9:56:00 PM
Description: San Jose left wing Raffi Torres suffered an ACL injury in Friday's preseason game and could be sidelined for up to four months. SOURCE: Comcast Bay Area
Insight: Torres might be back sooner if he can avoid surgery but that seems unlikely. Torres produced seven goals and 11 assists last season.
 
5/16/2013 8:18:00 PM
Description: Sharks left wing Raffi Torres has been suspended for the remainder of the series after injuring Kings center Jarret Stoll in Game 1.
Insight: Torres delivered a vicious hit on Stoll's head Tuesday in the series opener. Torres has scored one goal in five postseason games.
 
2/2/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes winger Raffi Torres is eligible to return from his suspension on Feb. 2 against Dallas.
Insight: Torres has averaged 30 points over the past three seasons and also gives his fantasy owners around 100 shots on goal and decent penalty minutes. He could have some low-end fantasy value when he returns.
 
1/30/2013 10:19:00 AM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes winger Raffi Torres will be eligible to return from his suspension on Feb. 2 against Dallas.
Insight: Torres has averaged 30 points over the past three seasons and also gives his fantasy owners around 100 shots on goal and decent penalty minutes. He could have some low-end fantasy value when he returns.
 
7/1/2011 1:20:00 PM
Description: The Phoenix Coyotes have signed Raffi Torres to a two-year contract worth $1.75 million per season. The Coyotes have also signed forward Boyd Gordon and goalie Mike Smith. TSN
Insight: Torres will provide some physical play and goal scoring for the Coyotes, probably on the team's second or third line. He scored 29 points (14g-15a) for the Canucks last season. Meanwhile, Smith will probably compete with Jason LaBarbera for the team's starting goalie job.
 
6/2/2011 12:34:00 AM
Description: Raffi Torres scored the game-winning goal with 18.5 seconds left to play in regulation in the Canucks' 1-0 win over Boston in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Torres took a nice pass from Jannik Hansen, who received the puck via a solid play from Ryan Kesler to keep the play from going offside. Torres has hardly been an offensive force in the playoffs with just three goals and two assists, but he has provided a spark for the Canucks with his physical play.
 
4/18/2011 1:21:00 PM
Description: Raffi Torres will not be suspended for his hit to the head of Brent Seabrook during Game 3 on Sunday. TSN
Insight: Many observers felt that a suspension was inevitable given Torres' recent suspension and the force of the hit. However, Rule 48 cites that the area behind the net is a "hitting area." Seabrook did not adequately defend himself prior to the hit, which is why the Canucks believed that the hit was a good hockey play. Regardless, the NHL's wheel of justice spun in Torres' favor.
 
4/17/2011 11:08:00 PM
Description: Raffi Torres could face a suspension following his blindside hit to the head of Brent Seabrook during the second period of Game 3 on Sunday. ESPN Chicago
Insight: Torres returned on Sunday from a four-game suspension for a similar hit to Jordan Eberle, so he obviously didn't learn his lesson. The NHL tends to penalize repeat offenders more heavily, so expect Torres to serve multiple games yet again. He only received a two-minute minor for interference on the play, although the Blackhawks thought he deserved more.
 
4/7/2011 2:43:00 PM
Description: The NHL has suspended Canucks forward Raffi Torres four games for his check to the head of Jordan Eberle during Tuesday's game. Sportsnet
Insight: Torres received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the headshot, while Eberle did not leave the game. Torres will miss the Canucks' final two games along with their first two playoff games. The fact that the Canucks' final two games are not meaningful may have accounted for the length of the suspension.
 
4/6/2011 3:13:00 PM
Description: Raffi Torres will have a Thursday disciplinary hearing with the NHL regarding his hit to the head of Jordan Eberle during Tuesday's game. TSN
Insight: Torres received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the hit. We'd be willing to bet that he receives a two-game suspension.
 
2/20/2011 1:45:00 AM
Description: Raffi Torres scored two goals with five penalty minutes and a +2 in the Canucks' 5-2 win over Dallas on Saturday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Torres only needed an assist to earn a Gordie Howe hat trick, thanks to his two goals and his first-period fight with Brenden Morrow. Torres scored his last goal on December 31, also against the Stars, so he had gone nearly two months without a goal. Hopefully Raffi hasn't been on your fantasy team all this time, but keep in mind that he is a notoriously streaky scorer.
 
11/8/2010 1:12:00 PM
Description: Raffi Torres, Mathieu Garon, and Jaroslav Halak are the NHL's Three Stars for the past week. NHL.com
Insight: Torres scored five goals in four games last week, including a hat trick against his former team, the Edmonton Oilers. He also recorded points in all four games last week.
 

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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Scoreboard
Local
12th
DUR 2
NOR 2
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
9th
SDP 1
COL 3
 
7th
PIT 2
MIL 2
 
7th
WAS 0
STL 7
 
6th
TAM 1
NYY 7
 
5th
MIN 3
TOR 5
 
4th
CWS 0
BOS 0
 
4th
HOU 0
KAN 4
 
3rd
NYR 2
PHI 1
 
2nd
STL 2
CHI 3
 
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
12th
DUR 2
NOR 2