Torres, who will forfeit $42,682.93, is classified as a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Accordingly and forfeits his salary based on the number of games in the season (82), rather than the number of days (185). The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at 7:57 of the first period. No penalty was assessed on the play.
Torres will miss Tuesday's game at St. Louis and Thursday's match at Los Angeles. He will be eligible to return Saturday night against the New York Islanders.
We're buyers. We're committed to winning. That's what [owner Vinnie Viola] has said all along and what we've said all along. We want to win. We want to win a championship. We're putting the pieces together, step by step, and we're hopeful that Jaromir can lead these young guys to the promised land. It's a win-win for us.
— Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Jaromir Jagr, who he traded for from the Devils on Thursday