New York, NY – After a hearing in New York on Friday, senior vice president of player safety and hockey operations Brendan Shanahan announced that the NHL department of player safety will announce its decision on disciplinary action for Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres on Saturday.
Torres was given an indefinite suspension on Wednesday for his open-ice hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa in the first period of Phoenix's 3-2 overtime win on Tuesday. He left his feet to deliver the shot, which forced Hossa off the ice on a stretcher and to the hospital.
Torres, who was not penalized on the play, could face a lengthy ban, considering he is a repeat offender. He was suspended two games for a similar hit against Minnesota defenseman Nate Prosser in early January.