Raffi Torres has ACL surgery

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres has undergone surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, general manager Doug Wilson said Thursday.

Torres, who had the operation Thursday, is expected to return this season. He was injured in a collision with Anaheim Ducks forward Emerson Etem during a preseason game last Friday.

The Sharks were counting on Torres to provide energy and physical play this season. His acquisition late last season provided a needed spark to the team before he was suspended for the final six playoff games for an illegal hit on Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll.

The Sharks signed Torres to a three-year, $6 million contract in June.