The San Jose Sharks have acquired Raffi Torres from the Phoenix Coyotes for a third round pick in 2013.

Sharks land Torres from Coyotes.

Sharks land Torres from Coyotes.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Sharks have found a replacement for the departed Ryane Clowe’s toughness and playoff experience. Sharks GM Doug Wilson said he wasn’t giving up on the playoffs. This move confirms it. Torres is a UFA this summer, isn’t expected to be re-signed, and the Coyotes with this move appear to be admitting they won’t make the playoffs.