Raffi Torres had ‘minor setback’ during AHL conditioning stint

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When Ben Smith was placed on waivers today, some saw it as a sign that Raffi Torres was about to return to the San Jose Sharks’ lineup.

Not so.

In fact, Torres remains with AHL San Jose on a conditioning stint. And per CSN Bay Area, he was unable to play Monday for the Barracuda, then missed practice Tuesday.

“I know he had a minor setback and then he didn’t play the other night,” said Sharks coach Pete DeBoer. “Where he’s at, as of today, I don’t know.”

Torres did manage to play two AHL games before his “minor setback.” He didn’t register a point in either.

A pending unrestricted free agent, the 34-year-old admitted earlier this month that his lingering knee issues may force him to retire.