NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Coyotes forward Raffi Torres, his agent, Eustace King, and the NHL Players Association announced Thursday that they will appeal the length of his 25-game suspension for a hit on Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.
The Coyotes declined comment on the process until the season has concluded. King offered little more on Thursday, saying we want to respect the process.
King confirmed that a meeting will take place with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman but said he does not yet have a date for that meeting.
King declined to say what precedents or other specifics he, Torres and the NHLPA looked at when deciding to file the appeal, but he did say they wanted to take our time, do our diligence to decide what we wanted to do as far as moving forward. After doing our diligence, we decided we wanted to appeal, and now its just a process.
Torres, who was suspended April 21, has already missed six games. The Coyotes cant b...