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Raffi Torres Suspension: NHL Reduces Suspension For Hit On Marian Hossa

According to, the NHL league office has reduced the suspension for Phoenix Coyotes player LW Raffi Torres by six games. Torres earned a 25-game suspension after launching himself into RW Marian Hossa during the 2012 NHL Playoffs. After serving several games of the suspension through the remainder of the Coyotes' playoff run, Torres will have his remaining 12 games of suspension reduced to only eight.

The Chicago Blackhawks' Hossa sustained a major concussion from the illegal hit, and as recently as May, he was still suffering from the aftereffects of the injury. The team still hopes Hossa will be ready for the start of the 2012-13 NHL Season, but they are not completely certain.

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