Vancouver Canucks forward Raffi Torres has been suspended for the Canucks' final two regular season games and two playoff games, the National Hockey League announced today. Torres will forfeit $10,752.68 in salary for delivering an elbow to the head of Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers in NHL game #1192, April 5.
The incident occurred at 13:05 of the third period and Torres was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing.
His fine is based on his average annual salary and is calculated under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
Torres will miss the Canucks' final two regular season games -- tonight against the Minnesota Wild and Saturday at Calgary. He also will be ineligible for Vancouver's first two playoff games.
It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.
— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6