(KRON) — San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss half the season and lose more than $440,000 in salary after being suspended by the NHL on Monday for a hit on Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg.
The league said the 41-game suspension without pay was for interference and an illegal check to the head against Silfverberg during the first period of a preseason game in Anaheim on Saturday. Torres was assessed a match penalty for the illegal check to the head.
Based on his average annual salary, Torres will forfeit $440,860. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Torres has played just 12 regular or postseason games the past two years because of knee injuries.