Former San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres, who was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs and has been on loan with the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League, announced that after recently undergoing a medical procedure, he will be out for the remainder of the season.
“In consultation with my agent and my doctors, I have made the decision that I will not be playing professional hockey for the remainder of the season,” Torres said in a statement.
“Up to this point in my career, I have always aggressively pushed my recovery timelines to come back as quickly as possible from injury,” said Torres. “However, after this most recent procedure, I want to give myself the proper amount of rest and recovery time so that my body can completely heal. I believe that this approach is the best course of action at this point in order to attempt to resume my career.”
The Leafs loaned Torres to the Barracuda rather than adding him to their AHL Toronto Marlies.
The 34-year-old appeared in six games with the Sharks’ AHL affiliate in 2015-16, after missing 41 games due to a suspension levied in the pre-season for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg.
Torres will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.