The ACL damage that’ll keep Raffi Torres out of the Sharks lineup for the first half of this season still hasn’t been surgically repaired, GM Doug Wilson told CSN Bay Area.
Torres, who suffered multiple infections in his repaired knee after the 2014 playoffs, is expected to have surgery later this month.
The forward played in just five regular season games in 2013-14 after hurting the knee last September in a preseason game, and although he appeared in all seven playoff games against Los Angeles, Torres said he was “skating around pretty much on one leg.”
The 32-year-old has a history of problems with his right knee, dating back to the original ACL tear during the 2007-08 campaign (with Edmonton) which cost him the final 49 games of the season. As such, one has to wonder how long he’ll be shelved this time around — Torres had surgery late in September last season and didn’t make his debut until after the Olympic break.
After playing in five games, he was shut down again and didn’t play until the postseason.