TORRES SUSPENDED 25 GAMES FOR LATE HIT ON HOSSA
The axe has fallen on Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres.
Torres was suspended 25 games for launching himself to deliver a late hit that sent Chicago’s Marian Hossa during Game 3 of the Coyotes-Blackhawks series on Tuesday night.
Should the 25 games not be served by the conclusion of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the remaining games of the suspension will carry over into next regular season. Torres will also be prohibited from playing in any preseason games until he has served this 25-game suspension (playoff and regular-season games).