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Raffi Torres Suspension: Ruling From NHL Will Come On Saturday

Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has already missed one playoff game after an illegal hit to Chicago's Marian Hossa -- a hit that sent Hossa to the hospital. On Friday afternoon, Torres met with the NHL to discuss the matter, but the league will not make a ruling until Saturday.

The NHL said Friday that it will not announce it's decision regarding Torres' suspension until Saturday. Torres had an in-person hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan at noon on Friday at the league's New York offices.

Related: Marian Hossa Injury: Blackhawks RW Will Not Travel To Phoenix

Chicago will definitely be without Hossa for Game 5, which is set for 9:00 p.m. CT on Saturday.

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