Raffi Torres won't play again this season

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The season is over for Raffi Torres.

"I have made the decision that I will not be playing professional hockey for the remainder of the season," Torres said Friday.

The 34-year-old, who had knee surgery in December, is not retiring, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

"Recently, I underwent yet another medical procedure, and I need more time to recover and heal from it," Torres said. "After this most recent procedure, I want to give myself the proper amount of rest and recovery time so that my body can completely heal."

The longtime NHL forward remained with the AHL's San Jose Barracuda even after being traded by the Sharks to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Roman Polak deal Monday.

Torres was suspended 41 games for a preseason headshot on Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg last fall.

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