San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres has been suspended for the remainder of the second round for his illegal check to the head on Jarret Stoll of the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 on Tuesday.

Torres attended an in-person hearing at the NHL offices on Thursday.

Stoll did not return to the game for the third period after being hit in the head by Torres late in the second period and Kings head coach Darryl Sutter said they "weren't resting" him.

Torres was assessed a minor penalty for charging on the play.

Sutter hinted that Stoll may not return to the lineup anytime soon, saying "you play seven games in 12 days, so that's tough."

"Clean hit. Not even a charging penalty, in my opinion," said Sharks head coach Todd McLellan after the game.

Torres has been suspended three times over his career, including 21 games during last season's playoffs for an illegal hit on Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks. He was also suspended two games for charging last season and four games for an elbow to the head in 2010-11.