Raffi Torres banned for series
LOS ANGELES -- Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the rest of San Jose's second-round playoff series against Los Angeles on Thursday for an illegal check to the head of Kings forward Jarret Stoll during the opener.
The NHL announced the suspension a few hours before the Kings hosted the Sharks in Game 2. Stoll wasn't expected to play for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Stoll didn't return to Game 1 after Torres hit him late in the second period of the Kings' ...
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