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Sharks’ Raffi Torres has ACL surgery

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres has undergone surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Forward expected in lineup later this season

The Sharks were counting on forward Raffi Torres to provide energy and physical play this season. However, he'll miss much of the regular campaign following surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres has undergone surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Torres had the operation Thursday and general manager Doug Wilson says he is expected back later this season.

Torres was injured in a collision with Anaheim forward Emerson Etem last Friday.

The Sharks were counting on Torres to provide energy and physical play this year. His acquisition late last season provided a needed spark to the team before he was suspended for the final six playoff games for an illegal hit on Los Angeles forward Jarret Stoll.

The Sharks signed Torres to a three-year, $6 million US contract in June.

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