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San Jose's Raffi Torres apologizes for hit on Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg

San Jose's Raffi Torres apologizes for hit on Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg

San Jose forward Raffi Torres apologized to Ducks winger Jakob Silfverberg for inflicting what the NHL described as “a late, forceful, illegal check to the head” when it suspended Torres for 41 games, half of the regular-season schedule.

Torres took four strides “before driving into a high, late hit that makes Silfverberg’s head the main point of contact,” the NHL said in a video explaining its sanctions against Torres for his hit in an exhibition game last Saturday. It was Torres’ fifth league-imposed suspension; in his 703-game NHL career Torres also has been fined three times and warned twice, in the majority of those cases for delivering...

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