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Torres to speak with NHL officials over hit

Posted on: April 6, 2011 5:50 pm
Edited on: April 6, 2011 5:53 pm
Vancouver Canucks forward Raffi Torres will reportedly speak to NHL officials Thursday for the hit he delivered to the side of Edmonton Oilers winger Jordan Eberle’s head. 

The conference call, the Vancouver Sun reports, likely means Torres faces a one or two-game ban. The Canucks have two games left in the regular season. 

The collision took place late in the Oilers' 2-0 victory on Tuesday. (Here’s a look at the hit.) Eberle was not injured on the play and is expected to be in the lineup as the Oilers take on the Calgary Flames Wednesday night. 

“I was in a pretty vulnerable position reaching for the puck and I think he blindsided me a little bit,” Eberle told the newspaper. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a concussion. Sometimes you feel symptoms the next day, but my head is fine. Maybe there’s nothing in there."

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Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2011 12:38 am

Torres to speak with NHL officials over hit

Yes Torres's elbow hit him, and it might have his his head, but it is plain to see that Torres"s elbow was at his
side, and that is where Eberle's head was. It was a bad call. I don't like head hits, but when you put yourself in
the position that Eberle did, it was almost unavoidable. If he had been standing up, it would have been two bodies
connecting, and nothing more.

Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2011 8:46 pm

Torres to speak with NHL officials over hit

Looks like he came in with the hit shoulder high and Eberle had gotten low. Seems to be a lack of intent and Eberle's shoulder appears to have taken the hit anyway. Move on.

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