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.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres