Coyotes' Raffi Torres Suspended for Hossa Hit

The Phoenix Coyotes winger has been suspended for 25 games

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    This is the third time Raffi Torres has been suspended by the NHL for a questionable hit in the last 13 months.

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

    Saturday's announcement by the league 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 more than 19 minutes of ice time for Phoenix in the first three games of the series.