Raffi Torres has been suspended five times in his career.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will not appeal his 41-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim’s Jakob Silfverberg in a preseason game.
The NHLPA said Wednesday that Torres will not contest the longest suspension in NHL history for a hit on another player.
This marks the fifth and most significant suspension for Torres in his career. His previous longest ban had been a 21-game suspension — initially 25 games — for a high hit on Chicago’s Marian Hossa in the first round of the playoffs in 2012 when he played for Arizona.
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Torres was suspended for the final six games of the playoffs in 2013 with San Jose for a hit to the head against Los Angeles’ Jarret Stoll. Torres was also suspended for two games in January 2012 and April 2011 for hits.