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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sharks Injury Update: Raffi Torres may start skating soon

By on 11/26/2014 01:08:00 PM

Raffi Torres of the San Jose Sharks was in good spirits Tuesday when he spoke for the first time since returning to the Bay Area, where he continue to work towards a return to the ice.

According to CSN, the left-winger had a staph infection in his surgically repaired knee which resulted in a complete removal of his ACL. Torres was injured in a pre-season game before last season and had surgery in September 2013. He returned in late February 2014, played five games, then sat out until the Western Conference First Round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings. He also had an off-season knee procedure and later felt pain, which resulted in the ACL removal. Torres hopes to skate in the next week or so. "They think [the infection is gone]. Everything looks good" Torres said, "There's no sign as far as I know that it can come back. That's part of the decision we made, opting not to do another [ACL repair] route, but deciding to just try and get this thing as strong as I can."

Torres so far has 5 points (three goals, two assists) so far this season.

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