Raffi Torres Suspended Indefinitely, Will Have Hearing With NHL on Friday

Raffi Torres Suspended Indefinitely, Will Have Hearing With NHL on FridayIt will surprise no one to know that Raffi Torres has been suspended, but we won't find out for how long until Friday.

Torres has been suspended indefinitely following his crushing hit on Marian Hossa in Game 3 of the Coyotes' first-round series with the Blackhawks on Tuesday night. Torres was set to meet with the NHL on Wednesday, but that in-person hearing will be pushed back until Friday at the request of Torres and the NHLPA.

Torres will be forced to sit out Game 4 set to take place Thursday.

A much longer ban could be coming for Torres, who has a checkered history. Torres has been suspended twice in just over the last year. That includes a two-game suspension for a similar hit on Minnesota's Nathan Prosser, in which Torres left his feet and connected with a shoulder to Prosser's head. His elbow to Jordan Eberle's head last season also earned him a four-game suspension.

The fact that Hossa needed to be carried off the ice on a stretcher won't help Torres' case, either, as the NHL factors injuries into the decision-making process as well.

See the hit in the video below.