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Raffi Torres suspended 25 games

Updated: April 21, 2012, 7:05 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- Raffi Torres of Phoenix was suspended 25 games by the NHL on Saturday for a late hit in Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round series with Chicago that resulted in Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa being taken off the ice on a stretcher.

The punishment was announced on Saturday morning, a day after Torres had his hearing with the league in New York City.

The Coyotes, with a 3-1 series lead, host the Blackhawks in Game 5 on Saturday night.

Torres appeared ...

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