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Infection in repaired knee will delay start of Sharks’ Torres season

Aug 20, 2014, 7:55 PM EST

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The San Jose Sharks won’t be seeing Raffi Torres on the ice at the start of the new season.

The team announced Torres developed an infection in his surgically repaired right knee and had to have a procedure to remove the surgically implanted graft. Sharks GM Doug Wilson said there’s no timetable on his recovery.

“Raffi has started a rehabilitation phase, but will need to repeat the surgical procedure to repair the ACL damage suffered on Sept. 20, 2013,” Wilson said in the team’s press release. “We expect Raffi to return to the team during the 2014-15 season but no official timeline for his return is being set at this time.”

Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea.com reports Torres could miss as much as half of the season.

Torres originally suffered his injury during preseason last year. He tore the ACL in his right knee and missed most of the season. He played in five regular season games and all seven Sharks playoff games in the first round against Los Angeles. He averaged 10:22 of ice time per game making him primarily a fourth line player. After the injury he suffered, it made sense not to give him a ton of time.

  1. chitown56 - Aug 20, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Idk why there is articles about this guy when he shouldn’t even be in the league, he is a disgrace to the game

  2. sjrulz17 - Aug 20, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Clowntown you’re an idiot. This guy was given a second chance and he’s proved he’s a different player. He can’t catch a break now.

    • blomfeld - Aug 20, 2014 at 11:21 PM

      SJ Rules …

      Chitown `knows the deal` while you my friend are scum …

      • chief361 - Aug 21, 2014 at 12:38 AM

        either you post on thn as doaloth or all la kings fans are total idiots…i think the former rather than the latter.

  3. chitown56 - Aug 20, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Yea that’s what the said about Cooke too til he stuck his knee out last season, your an idiot if you think he’s a changed player

    • blomfeld - Aug 20, 2014 at 10:10 PM

      God sure acts in mysterious ways at times eh ? … but ‘act’ he always does ! :)

  4. jetsfan1973 - Aug 20, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    Both Cooke and Torres should be out of the league. Let’s see who makes a “mistake” first…

  5. redscarfunion - Aug 20, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    I just watched shark week and didn’t see one choking shark…. Weird when you take into consideration that is all San Jose has ever done!

  6. nightfireop - Aug 21, 2014 at 2:11 AM

    this news will buy some NHL players a couple more healthy games before his return.

  7. comeonnowguys - Aug 21, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Funny, considering Torres is a festering sore on the NHL’s rump.

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