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    NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has reduced the suspension of Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres by four games to a total of 21.

    TSN earlier reported Bettman's decision.

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    Gary Bettman's decision to reduce Raffi Torres' suspension was a wise one on several fronts, writes Pierre LeBrun. Blog

    "This type of on-ice conduct cannot and will not be tolerated in the National Hockey League," Bettman said in a statement. "We have seen similar behavior before from Mr. Torres and, particularly given the league's heightened scrutiny on hits to the head, I believe that a very significant penalty is warranted in this case."
    Raffi Torres of Phoenix Coyotes has suspension cut by four games - ESPN
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