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Raffi Torres Will Miss More Time And The Sharks’ Captaincy Up For Grabs

via tweets from David Pollak,

SJSharks says Raffi Torres will miss first few months of season after repeat surgery on right knee  because of infection.

And McLellan confirms #SJSharks will have no captain or assistants when training camp starts.

McLellan doesn't call it a "stripping" of the captaincy, says competition will be open and Thornton, like anyone else, a candidate.

added 6:10pm, San Jose Sharks release on Raffi Torres is below...

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson issued the following statement today regarding forward Raffi Torres:

"Raffi recently underwent a surgical procedure in Toronto to alleviate an infection in his previously surgically repaired right knee.

"The procedure involved removing the graft previously implanted in his repaired knee in September 2013.

"Raffi has started a rehabilitation phase, but will need to repeat the surgical procedure to repair the ACL damage suffered on Sept. 20, 2013.

"We expect Raffi to return to the team during the 2014-15 season but no official timeline for his return is being set at this time."

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Paul's avatar

Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea has much more on the the topic of Thornton and others.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/20/14 at 07:14 PM ET

pautna's avatar

John Scott for Captain!! LOL!!

When I read that bit about Torres, my first thought was ‘karma’?

Posted by pautna on 08/21/14 at 10:39 AM ET

pautna's avatar

After reading the Kurz piece, I’ve concluded that McLellan thinks Jose fans are idiots. Joe is no longer Captain, but we didn’t strip him of his Captaincy. Uh, what? Maybe McLellan is the idiot or both.

Posted by pautna on 08/21/14 at 10:46 AM ET

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