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Coyotes' Torres suspended two games for charging

Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres was suspended two games by the NHL for launching himself into Wild defenseman Nate Prosser during Saturday's game.

The open-ice check in question occurred at 7:57 of the first period, though no penalty was issued.

"Torres' skates leave the ice before contact is made and are well off the ice at the moment of impact. This is a clear violation of the charging rule," said Brendan Shanahan, the senior vice president of player safety and hockey operations. "It is important to note this was the third game in a row that Torres has gotten the attention of the department of player safety for contact to the head."

Torres will lose $42,682.92 and will sit out Tuesday's game at St. Louis and Thursday's game at Los Angeles.