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Sharks’ Torres to miss 3-4 months after ACL surgery

Sep 26, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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Sharks forward Raffi Torres is going to miss a bit more than six weeks with a torn ACL.

Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea.com reports the rugged forward will be out 3-4 months after having surgery to repair the torn ligament. Sharks GM Doug Wilson offered an encouraging update.

“Raffi’s surgery went very well and we look forward to having him back in our line-up later this season,” said Wilson.

In case you missed it, Torres was injured in an accidental collision with Ducks forward Emerson Etem.

The new diagnosis puts the Sharks in a bit of a hole as Torres had been getting spins with their top two lines for a bit in preseason. While he’s normally a third line agitator, he’s tried to apply more of his skill in San Jose.

Now the Sharks will potentially add Anthony Stewart into the fold to fill his spot in the lineup.

  1. sjsharks66 - Sep 26, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    A pretty big hit but I feel like TK can take over Torres’s spot.

    • hockey412 - Sep 26, 2013 at 2:51 PM

      Maybe if it’s the third line. He doesn’t seem to work out on the top 2 lines.

  2. eggserino - Sep 26, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Anyone ever heard of karma? I wonder if Mr. Torres knows what karma is…

  3. pirovash88 - Sep 26, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    My only reaction to this is, hahahaha!

  4. sjtorpitt - Sep 26, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Pirovash, grow up fa**ot.

    • pirovash88 - Sep 26, 2013 at 4:06 PM

      Look dude, i’m not gonna resort to name calling like you, but from the sounds of your name, you seem like the only confused one around here.

  5. btlpper68 - Sep 26, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Let the ignorant Torres haters start the karma crap…

    • tas750 - Sep 26, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      Ignorant? Please explain your logic

  6. sjtorpitt - Sep 26, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    My name makes sounds? I think you’re the confused one.

  7. sjtorpitt - Sep 26, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    You’re laughing at an injury. Stay classy, guy.

  8. titansrbeast - Sep 26, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Look at all the little girls laugh at his injury because they don’t like him. How cute. Too bad most of your teams will get trashed by the Sharks this season.

  9. ronniethec - Sep 26, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Kinda like the Kings did to the Sharks.

  10. deadrabbit79 - Sep 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    3-4 months? Recovery period for acl surgery is 6-9 months. I didnt start running until the 3 month mark when i had mine done earlier this year.

  11. bikesgonewild - Sep 26, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    …get well, raffi…you’re a shark & a damn good one…we await your return…

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