SAN JOSE -– Sharks forward Raffi Torres, who has not played this season, recently underwent right knee surgery in Minnesota and is expected to be back for 2015-16 training camp, according to general manager Doug Wilson.
Torres, who had a problematic right ACL removed in the offseason, had the ligament replaced from a cadaver. It’s essentially the same surgery he had on Sep. 26, 2013, after which he suffered numerous infections.
The delay for Torres’ most recent surgery was to ensure that no further infections occur, according to Wilson.
Torres has had numerous issues with his right knee throughout his career, including tearing his ACL on Dec. 15, 2007 with Edmonton, resulting in an 11-month absence. Those problems resurfaced in a preseason game with the Sharks on Sep. 20, 2013, when he collided with the Anaheim Ducks’ Emerson Etem.
Torres played in just five regular season games in 2013-14, and all seven playoff games in the first round loss to Los Angeles, after which he said he was “skating around pretty much on one leg.”
The 33-year-old has one year remaining on a three-year, $6 million deal signed on June 20, 2013.