The Province

Torres ban appealed


The NHL Players Associatio­n is appealing Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres’25-game suspension on the grounds that it is excessive based on NHL senior vice-president Brendan Shanahan’s previous rulings. Torres received the punishment — tied for the second-longest in league history — for a blow to the head delivered to the Chicago Blackhawks’marian Hossa during a first-round playoff game.

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