The 34-year-old was forced to sit out the first 41 games of the season because he was suspended for his hit on Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg (above).
Torres also missed all of last season with a torn ACL. A year and a half later, his knee is still believed to be giving him some trouble.
While serving his suspension, Torres underwent a subchondroplasty procedure (a scope to clean up scar tissue), per CSN’s Kevin Kurz.
According to Kurz, the plan is for Torres to stay with San Jose’s AHL affiliate.
His days as an everyday NHLer might be over.