Torres checked Stoll near the end of the second period in Tuesday night's Game 1 of the
Torres was called for charging and an injured Stoll did not return.
"We kind of questioned the call of the charging penalty, to be honest," Sharks center
The Kings announced Wednesday that Stoll is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
Torres has a history with the league. The repeat offender was given a substantial suspension for his hit on
Reaction to the hit on Stoll was not immediate. Concern seemed to build with comments in the Kings' locker room after the game and later scrutiny on highlight shows.
San Jose Coach Todd McLellan did not rule out the possibility of Torres attending a Thursday hearing on the East Coast and returning to play in Game 2 the same night at
"If Raffi can't play, we've got other people that we can put in," the Sharks coach said. "We'll look at our lines. We'll look at how we can best use those people."
Thornton said he thought Stoll might have ducked his head on the play.
"It almost seems like the player getting hit has no responsibility at all right now," Thornton said. "The way I was brought up was to keep your head up. When I was 6 years old I was taught that."