San Jose F Torres suffers ACL tear, out at least one month

Updated: September 23, 2013

San Jose, CA (Sports Network) – San Jose forward Raffi Torres will miss
at least one month after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

The Mercury News reported Monday that Torres sustained the injury to his
right knee during a collision with Anaheim’s Emerson Etem during a Friday
preseason contest.

The Sharks are unsure at the moment if Torres will need surgery and are
willing to wait until swelling subsides to make a decision, but nearly every
kind of distress to that area of the knee has eventually required a player to
go under the knife.

Torres, 31, posted two goals and six points in 11 games last season after
being acquired from Phoenix, then was suspended for the duration of San Jose’s
postseason after delivering an illegal hit to the head of Los Angeles Kings
forward Jarret Stoll during Game 1 of their second-round series.

Heading into his 12th NHL season, the Sharks signed Torres to a three-year
contract back in June.

San Jose opens its 2013-14 schedule against Vancouver on Oct. 3.