Earlier today the NHL announced that Raffi Torres will be suspended for 25 games for this violent hit on Marian Hossa.

Should the 25 games not be served by the conclusion of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the remaining games of the suspension will carry over into the following regular season. Torres will be prohibited from playing in any preseason games until he has served this 25-game suspension (playoff and regular-season games).

Should the suspension carry over to next season, because he is classified as a repeat offender under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Torres will forfeit $21,341.46 in salary for every regular-season game in which he is ineligible to play.

Torres has 24 games left to go, as he sat out Game 4 on Thursday night.

[NHL]