CALGARY, Alberta -- Sharks forward Raffi Torres said his recovery from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee is going well, although couldn't offer a time frame for when he may be able to rejoin the team.
Torres, who has been skating since Oct. 24, did some light skating again Tuesday morning as the Sharks got set to play Calgary, their second game of a five-game road trip.
Torres had surgery on Sept. 26 and was expected to be out at least three-five months, and chances are will still not return anytime before late December.
"All my edges are there right now when I skate. It's more what I don't have right now, which is that first quick, explosive step. That just comes with time," Torres said. "As far as my edges, and how my leg feels in a brace, that all feels the same."
Torres, signed to a three-year, $6 million contract extension in June, said there was some swelling in his knee after he skated for the first time Oct. 24 in Boston. But after he let the swelling subside, he's been "pushing it pretty hard the last couple weeks since that, and there hasn't been any setbacks."
Torres was hurt when he collided awkwardly with forward Anaheim forward Emerson Etem in San Jose's 3-2 overtime preseason loss to the Ducks on Sept. 20. His injury created an opening for rookie Matt Nieto, who has two goals and four assists in 15 games.
Torres said it was nice to be on the road with the team as he continues his recovery.
"It's always good to be on the road. Some long days, but it's good to be with the guys. It's either that or being at home going bananas," Torres said.