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Torres practices Tuesday, but still uncertain for Sharks' playoff opener

Tuesday, 04.15.2014 / 6:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Torres practices Tuesday, but still uncertain for Sharks' playoff opener

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Raffi Torres is making progress but it's still unclear whether he'll play for the San Jose Sharks in their playoff opener Thursday night against the Los Angeles Kings.

Torres missed all but five games during the regular season after undergoing surgery on Sept. 26 to repair a torn ligament in his right knee. The Sharks forward missed the first 59 regular-season games and returned to play the next five of six before sitting out the final 17.

Torres said he probably won't know until game day whether he'll be in the lineup for the Sharks when the first-round series opens in San Jose, but coach Todd McLellan said he looked really good" during practice Tuesday.

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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

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