CHICAGO -- Forward Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely, pending an in-person hearing on Friday, the NHLs Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday. The hearing, which had been planned for Wednesday, was deferred at the request of the player and the National Hockey League Players' Association.
The hearing will be convened at the NHL's New York office for a hit Torres delivered to Chicago forward Marian Hossa 12:42 into the first period of Game 3 of the teams' Western Conference quarterfinal series in Chicago on Tuesday.
Torres was at the United Center on Wednesday, but the team is not available to the media until after its practice at 11:15 a.m., Arizona time. Torres will be ineligible to play in Game 4 on Thursday night in Chicago.
The in-person hearing allows for the possibility that Torres could be suspended more than five games.