Once again, Sharks forward Raffi Torres doesn’t want to put a timeframe on a potential return date to the lineup.

Torres is likely to miss his sixth straight game on Thursday, when the Sharks host Anaheim in a showdown for first place in the Pacific Division. The forward played in five of the team’s first six games after the Olympic break, returning from ACL surgery in September, but has not played since March 8 vs. Montreal.

The 32-year-old indicated he could probably make it through the game if he had to, but he wouldn’t be able to bring the traits make him effective.

“I could probably go out and play right now, but I wouldn’t be able to go out and play my style of game right now,” Torres said. “I’ll just take some rest. The guys have been playing great. They’ve been doing a hell of a job all year. It gives me something to look forward to, to coming back and helping these guys.”

He denied there was any sort of setback in his recovery from a second major right knee operation in the last six years.