NHL - Torres suspended indefinitely

Thu, 19 Apr 05:51:00 2012

Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing for his brutal hit on the Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa.

2011-12 NHL Chicago Blackhawks Marian Hossa lies prone on the ice - 0

Hossa was sent sprawling by Torres in the first period of Game Three of their best-of-seven series on Tuesday and was left motionless on the ice before being carried off on a stretcher and taken to hospital.

The Blackhawks said Hossa had suffered an upper-body injury but was discharged and recovering at home. They lost the game 3-2 in overtime.

Torres' hearing was originally set for Wednesday but was deferred until Friday at the request of the player and the National Hockey League Players' Association.

Phoenix lead the series 2-1 with Game Four set for Thursday in Chicago.


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