Coyotes' Torres fined $2,500 for hit

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 31, 2011

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 19: Raffi Torres #14 of the Columbus Blue Jackets stretches prior to his game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center on January 19, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has been fined $2,500 by the NHL for a hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda. The hit came at 18:22 of the second period in Colorado's 3-2 over the Coyotes on Thursday night. Torres lowered his shoulder and appeared to hit Hejda on the side of the head. Hejda lay on the ice for about a minute before being helped to the locker room. Torres was not penalized on the play, and infuriated Avalanche coach Joe Sacco screamed at the officials.
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