The NHL has suspended Phoenix Coyotes winger Raffi Torres 25 games after a hit that injured Chicago’s Marian Hossa. The announcement was made hours before the Coyotes had a chance to eliminate Chicago in Game 5 of their first-round series.

The NHL has suspended Phoenix Coyotes winger Raffi Torres 25 games after a hit that injured Chicago’s Marian Hossa. The announcement was made hours before the Coyotes had a chance to eliminate Chicago in Game 5 of their first-round series.

Raffi Torres suspended 25 games for hit on Hossa

The NHL has suspended Phoenix Coyotes winger Raffi Torres 25 games after a hit that injured Chicago’s Marian Hossa.

NEW YORK — The NHL has suspended Phoenix Coyotes winger Raffi Torres 25 games after a hit that injured Chicago’s Marian Hossa.

The announcement was made hours before the Coyotes had a chance to eliminate Chicago in Game 5 of their first-round series.

Torres left his feet to hit an unsuspecting Hossa during Game 3 on Tuesday night, sending the Blackhawks winger smashing to the ice.

Hossa was taken off on a stretcher and hasn’t appeared again in the series.

For Torres, it’s the third time he’s been suspended by the NHL for a questionable hit in the last 13 months.

He had a goal and an assist and averaged over 19 minutes of ice time for Phoenix in the first three games of the series.