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.
He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.
— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday