Raffi Torres will reportedly not be getting his suspension to start the season reduced.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the Coyotes asked if the NHL would remove some of the eight games that Torres has left on his ban for a devastating hit on Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa during the first round of the 2012 playoffs. "The terms of the Torres suspension remain the same, as modified by the Commissioner's decision last summer," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Tribune in an email. "Neither the lockout nor the transition rules (in the new collective bargaining agreement) impacted the terms of the Torres suspension." He will be eligible to return on Feb. 2 against Dallas and the Coyotes host Chicago on Feb. 7.