A week ago, San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres suffered a knee injury in a preseason game against Anaheim, with the fear it was ACL-related. It was. After the swelling went down, the decision to have surgery was made and now the team has a hole in their lineup.
From the Sharks:
San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that forward Raffi Torres underwent successful surgery this morning to repair a torn ACL in his right knee.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Arthur Ting.
”Raffi’s surgery went very well and we look forward to having him back in our line-up later this season,” said Wilson.
It's expected that Torres will miss the next three-to-five months, likely returning after the Olympic break in February.
So, who will Todd McLellan turn to to play alongside Joe Pavelski and Tommy Wingels on the Sharks' third line? Fear the Fin thinks Matt Nieto, who's played well in preseason, has a shot. General manager Doug Wilson could look to the free agent market if he doesn't want to gamble on a kid. Simon Gagne, Guillaume Latendresse are still out there, too.
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