NHL slaps Sharks with hefty fine for statement on Torres

Raffi Torres lays out Jarret Stoll

NHL slaps Sharks with hefty fine for statement on Torres
May 18, 2013, 3:00 pm
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"We strongly disagree with the NHL's decision to suspend Raffi Torres." -- Doug Wilson's statement Friday that led to Saturday's fine

The NHL has fined the San Jose Sharks $100,000 for the statement released by general manager Doug Wilson on Friday regarding the suspension of Raffi Torres.

According to the league, the Sharks did not wait the required 48 hours before commenting on its decision to suspend Torres for the remainder of the Sharks-Kings Western Conference semifinal series. A memo was circulated to clubs in January outlining the rules.

The fine carries an automatic $25,000 penalty. The league added an additional $75,000 for the “inappropriate nature of the comments.”

Torres was suspended for hitting the Kings’ Jarret Stoll in Game 1 at Staples Center on Tuesday. He had an in-person hearing with the league on Thursday, and the suspension came down later that day. Wilson was also in attendance at the hearing in New York.

The Sharks-Kings series resumes on Saturday night at HP Pavilion.

 

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