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Raffi Torres to appeal suspension

Updated: May 5, 2012, 2:19 AM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

Suspended Phoenix Coyotes winger Raffi Torres will appeal his 25-game suspension for his hit to the head of Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa in Game 3 of their playoff series last month, the NHL Players' Association confirmed Thursday.

Appeals are heard by commissioner Gary Bettman.

Torres was given the longest suspension in the league since 2007 and is scheduled to miss the rest of the playoffs. The suspension will carry over to next season if it is not served during ...

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