Jakob Silfverberg cleared to skate in practice following hit to head

Jakob Silfverberg has been cleared for practice, and it doesn't appear he will miss the season opener.
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The Anaheim Ducks announced that 24-year-old forward Jakob Silfverberg has been cleared to practice.

Silfverberg had been briefly injured after San Jose Sharks' forward Raffi Torres cut across the ice and hit Silfverberg up high.

Torres, who has a history of questionable hits, was suspended 41 games following the incident. As a result of the suspension, Torres must forfeit $440,860.29 in salary. The forfeited money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Last season was a career year for Silfverberg. In his second season with the Ducks, Silfverberg finished with 13 goals and 26 assists in 81 games, all career highs.

The Ducks open up their season this Saturday against the Sharks.