Sharks Want Raffi Torres Back, If He’s Healthy

The San Jose Sharks will be glad to get agitator Raffi Torres back in the lineup once he’s done serving his massive 41-game suspension, reports CSN Bay Area’s Kevin Kurz.

It’s not all that much of a surprise that the team will take him back on January 14 when he’s eligible to return. He’s been working out off the ice and has joined the team for a couple of skates and still has a locker at both SAP Center and the team’s practice facility.

“Raffi is a guy that can help us,” DeBoer told Kurz. “If he’s healthy, he can help us. I don’t think Doug [Wilson] or I differ on that opinion. But, we’ve got to see where he’s at.”

They’ll take him back, but his health may be a road block.

Torres received his suspension in a preseason game and the preseason was his return to action after have his knee surgically repaired for the second time and missing the entirety of the 2014-15 season. His return was largely taken as a return to health, but DeBoer says, “He has good days and bad days. He’s still dealing a little bit with his injury from before. I think that’s probably the best way I can put it.”

Torres, 34, is a veteran of 635 NHL games and has 17 games remaining on his hefty suspension.

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