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Sharks’ Torres ready to return following torn ACL

Feb 22, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

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San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres is just about set to return to action.

The rugged forward has been out for five months after tearing the ACL in his left knee in an exhibition game. As David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News shares, he’s about a week away from playing and can’t wait to get out there.

“I didn’t think I’d be able to get back this fast because my last time it took over a year to feel really good,” Torres said Thursday, crediting San Jose’s medical and training staff. “We’re only at five months and I feel great.”

Torres would plug in right away in the Sharks’ bottom six forwards and provide them with a physical and irritating player for opponents to deal with.

Last season, Torres had 18 points in 39 games with the Sharks and Phoenix Coyotes and only 17 penalty minutes. After years of controversial hits in Vancouver and Phoenix, Torres appeared to be turning his game around in the right direction with the Sharks.

San Jose will be hoping the energetic style of play will be back with him when he gets back on the ice for good.

  1. comeonnowguys - Feb 22, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Any word on his elbows and forearms?

    • gandallk - Feb 22, 2014 at 7:51 PM

      yes the words,Dustin Brown.

    • comeonnowguys - Feb 22, 2014 at 9:10 PM

      I find it hilarious that the same Shark fans who are so quick to vilify Dustin Brown prop up Raffi Torres.

  2. sjsharks66 - Feb 22, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Great news!

  3. pantherpro - Feb 22, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Stanley Cup Sharkies!!!

  4. blomfeld - Feb 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    WHAT CAN BROWN DO FOR YOU ?

    ah … like maybe send this ‘fish-eyed’ thug back to the infirmary ? :)

  5. sjsharks66 - Feb 23, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Just as hilarious as King fans defending Brown and unable to accept the fact that he is a dirty player? Again, it’s not just Sharks fans that hate Brown. Many other fan bases do as well. As they do Torres!

    • comeonnowguys - Feb 23, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      Oh, I’m officially done trying to separate Brown from Torres’ “class” after he pulled that same crap at the Olympics. But again, the outrage over Brown is subverted every time I hear excitement or defense of Torres’ antics.

  6. erk877 - Feb 23, 2014 at 1:20 AM

  7. blackhawksdynasty - Feb 23, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    Paging John Scott…..

    Paging John Scott…..

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