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The Chicago Blackhawks Marian Hossa took a nasty illegal hit from the Phoenix Coyotes‘ Raffi Torres in last year’s NHL playoffs. The brutal that left him motionless on the ice. As you can see after the jump, Torres left his feet for the hit so he’s likely going to face a suspension. He’s a repeat offender, so he could face 10 games.
Brendan Shanahan suspended Torres before he paralyzes somebody. Tonight is the first rematch of the teams since the altercation.
Hossa was taken to Northwestern Memorial hospital, where tests were encouraging and he later left under his own power.
Raffi Torres on his hit: ‘I felt like it was a hockey play, just trying to finish my hit out there.’
Coyotes coach Tippett on the hit: ‘It looked to me like he was finishing his check.’
Watch the Raffi Torres hit and decide for yourself
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season, during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Raffi Torres steam rolled Marian Hossa with
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for 25 games.
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