The Latest News on NHL Injuries

For the latest news on NHL injuries by team, PuckPedia is your source. Stay up-to-date on your favorite NHL teams with information on player injuries and their status.

When a player is injured, his team can either retain him on their active roster, counting towards the 23-man active roster limit, or place him on the Injured Reserve List (IR).

Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens - Flu
Price is dealing with the flu and will not be available for Monday's game against the Red Wings.
out - Out Mon
Updated 2018-10-15 11:47:02
out - Out Mon
Updated 2018-10-15 11:47:02
Justin Schultz, Pittsburgh Penguins - Ankle
Schultz had surgery on his leg to repair a fracture and is expected to miss at least four months.
out - Late Feb
Updated 2018-10-15 10:07:09
out - Late Feb
Updated 2018-10-15 10:07:09
Dennis Cholowski, Detroit Red Wings - Upper Body
Cholowski was held out of the last two games with an upper-body injury and may continue to be out against the Canadiens on Monday.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-10-15 09:37:49
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-10-15 09:37:49
Danny DeKeyser, Detroit Red Wings - Upper Body
DeKeyser left the previous game with an upper-body injury and has unclear availability for Monday's game against the Canadiens.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-10-15 09:36:54
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-10-15 09:36:54
Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks - Head
Pettersson left Saturday's game with a concussion and is expected to miss 7-10 days.
out - Late Oct
Updated 2018-10-15 09:27:14
out - Late Oct
Updated 2018-10-15 09:27:14
Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks - Upper Body
Silfverberg left the previous game due to an upper-body injury and it is undetermined if he will suit up against the Islanders on Wednesday.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-10-14 19:15:17
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-10-14 19:15:17
Robert Bortuzzo, St. Louis Blues - Lower Body
Bortuzzo left the previous game with an injury to his lower body and his availability against the Canadiens on Wednesday is up in the air.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-10-14 19:07:03
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-10-14 19:07:03
Micheal Haley, Florida Panthers - Illness
Haley has been placed on injured reserve as he is enrolled in a league treatment program and will miss an extended period of time.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-14 18:17:03
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-14 18:17:03
Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets - Upper Body
Byfuglien was held out of the previous game due to an upper-body injury and it is undetermined if he will suit up Tuesday against the Oilers.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-14 17:19:34
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-14 17:19:34
Nic Petan, Winnipeg Jets - Personal
Petan is away from the team for personal reasons and it is unclear if he will rejoin the lineup against the Oilers on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-14 17:18:55
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-14 17:18:55
Jaden Schwartz, St. Louis Blues - Lower Body
Schwartz sat out the last game with a lower-body injury and it is uncertain if he will be available against the Canadiens on Wednesday.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-10-14 17:17:41
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-10-14 17:17:41
Carter Rowney, Anaheim Ducks - Upper Body
Rowney sat out the previous game due to an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will play Wednesday against the Islanders.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-10-14 17:16:23
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-10-14 17:16:23
Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks - Groin
Getzlaf has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and it is unclear if he will return against the Islanders on Wednesday.
I-R - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-10-14 17:15:48
I-R - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-10-14 17:15:48
Patrick Eaves, Anaheim Ducks - Shoulder
Eaves has been designated for injured reserve while recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder and it is uncertain if he will make his season debut Wednesday against the Islanders.
I-R - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-10-14 17:15:05
I-R - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-10-14 17:15:05
Casey Cizikas, New York Islanders - Lower Body
Cizikas has landed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and it is not known when he will return to the lineup.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-14 15:54:26
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-14 15:54:26
Jacob De La Rose, Montreal Canadiens - Heart
De La Rose is on injured reserve due to a cardiac episode he sustained at the beginning of the season. It is uncertain if he will be available against the Red Wings on Monday.
I-R - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-10-14 15:53:25
I-R - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-10-14 15:53:25
Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks - Concussion
Crawford is still feeling lingering effects from vertigo and other concussion-like symptoms that plagued him for most of the 2017-18 season. He is on injured reserve but is expected to return to the lineup for Thursday's contest against the Coyotes.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-14 15:52:00
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-14 15:52:00
Josh Archibald, Arizona Coyotes - Lower Body
Archibald has been placed on injured reserve due to a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will be activated prior to Tuesday's game against the Wild.
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-14 13:48:57
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-14 13:48:57
Jay Beagle, Vancouver Canucks - Hand
Beagle suffered a broken hand and is expected to miss up to six weeks of action.
out - Late Nov
Updated 2018-10-14 13:47:42
out - Late Nov
Updated 2018-10-14 13:47:42
Conor Timmins, Colorado Avalanche - Concussion
Timmins has been designated for the non-roster injured reserve list due to concussion-like symptoms and will be held out of the lineup until at least the latter part of October.
I-R - Late Oct
Updated 2018-10-14 13:46:37
I-R - Late Oct
Updated 2018-10-14 13:46:37
Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets - Rest
Hellebuyck is unlikely to play against the Hurricanes on Sunday due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2018-10-14 11:49:59
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2018-10-14 11:49:59
Joel Eriksson Ek, Minnesota Wild - Upper Body
Eriksson Ek is dealing with an upper-body injury and will miss at least one week.
out - Late Oct
Updated 2018-10-14 11:48:31
out - Late Oct
Updated 2018-10-14 11:48:31
Deryk Engelland, Vegas Golden Knights - Arm
Engelland suffered an arm injury Saturday against the Flyers. His status is unclear for Tuesday's matchup with the Sabres.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-14 10:23:00
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-14 10:23:00
Mike Matheson, Florida Panthers - Poss. Suspension
Matheson is facing a possible suspension for a hit on an unsuspecting player and it is uncertain if he will play against the Flyers on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-14 10:20:45
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-14 10:20:45
Erik Karlsson, San Jose Sharks - Illness
Karlsson is battling an illness but is likely to participate in Sunday's game against the Devils.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-10-14 10:19:16
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-10-14 10:19:16
Valeri Nichushkin, Dallas Stars - Lower Body
Nichushkin has a lower body injury and it is unknown if he will be able to suit up for Monday's game against the Senators.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-10-14 09:28:12
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-10-14 09:28:12
Derek MacKenzie, Florida Panthers - Upper Body
MacKenzie has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury and may not be ready for Tuesday's game against the Flyers.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-13 20:32:55
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-13 20:32:55
Andreas Martinsen, Chicago Blackhawks - Back
Martinsen has a back injury and it is hoped he will return to the lineup Thursday against the Coyotes.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-10-13 18:49:05
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-10-13 18:49:05
Jonathan Ericsson, Detroit Red Wings - Upper Body
Ericsson is on injured reserve due to an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will be activated prior to Monday's game against the Canadiens.
I-R - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-10-13 14:17:30
I-R - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-10-13 14:17:30
Trevor Daley, Detroit Red Wings - Upper Body
Daley is on injured reserve with an upper-body injury and targeting a return Monday against the Canadiens.
I-R - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-10-13 14:16:40
I-R - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-10-13 14:16:40
Vladimir Sobotka, Buffalo Sabres - Upper Body
Sobotka has sat out the previous three games with an upper-body injury but it is likely he will suit up against the Coyotes on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-13 14:11:20
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-13 14:11:20
Andrew Ladd, New York Islanders - Upper Body
Ladd is on the injured reserve list while battling a strain to an upper-body area but it is expected he will make his season debut Saturday against the Predators.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-13 14:10:46
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-13 14:10:46
Michal Neuvirth, Philadelphia Flyers - Groin
Neuvirth has landed on injured reserve due to a groin injury and it is uncertain if he will make his season debut against the Panthers on Tuesday.
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-13 12:06:55
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-13 12:06:55
Paul Stastny, Vegas Golden Knights - Lower Body
Stastny has been designated for the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury but is targeting a return for Tuesday's game against the Sabres.
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-13 12:05:25
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-13 12:05:25
Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils - Hip
Schneider is on the injured reserve list as he had offseason surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left hip and will not be activated in time for Sunday's game against the Sharks.
I-R - Out Sun
Updated 2018-10-13 10:36:30
I-R - Out Sun
Updated 2018-10-13 10:36:30
Travis Konecny, Philadelphia Flyers - Foot
Konecny is hampered by a foot injury and it is unknown if he will be available for Saturday's game against the Golden Knights.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-12 12:02:30
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-12 12:02:30
Alex Formenton, Ottawa Senators - Concussion
Formenton left the last game due to a concussion and has been placed on injured reserve. It is undetermined how long he will be held out of the lineup.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-12 10:26:18
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-12 10:26:18
Ryan Dzingel, Ottawa Senators - Lower Body
Dzingel is suffering from a lower-body injury and has landed on the injured reserve list. It is undetermined when he will return to the ice.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-12 10:20:49
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-12 10:20:49
Cody Ceci, Ottawa Senators - Upper Body
Ceci has been place don injured reserve with an upper-body injury. There is no definitive timetable set for his return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-12 10:19:03
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-12 10:19:03
Matt Murray, Pittsburgh Penguins - Concussion
Murray is dealing with a concussion and it is unclear if he will be available for Saturday's contest against the Canadiens.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-12 10:15:50
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-12 10:15:50
Antoine Roussel, Vancouver Canucks - Concussion
Roussel is on the injured reserve list with a concussion and it is unclear if he will make his season debut against the Panthers on Saturday.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-11 17:47:11
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-11 17:47:11
MacKenzie Weegar, Florida Panthers - Shoulder
Weegar has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury and his status for Saturday's contest against the Canucks is unclear.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-11 17:24:28
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-11 17:24:28
Bogdan Kiselevich, Florida Panthers - Jaw
Kiselevich is on injured reserve after having surgery to repair a broken jaw but is likely to be activated in time for Saturday's game against the Canucks.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-11 17:23:04
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-11 17:23:04
James van Riemsdyk, Philadelphia Flyers - Lower Body
Van Riemsdyk is on injured reserve due to a lower-body injury and will likely be out for five-to-six weeks.
I-R - Mid Nov
Updated 2018-10-11 17:21:13
I-R - Mid Nov
Updated 2018-10-11 17:21:13
Zach Bogosian, Buffalo Sabres - Lower Body
Bogosian has landed on injured reserve due to a lower-body injury and it is uncertain how much time he will be forced to miss.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-11 17:20:07
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-11 17:20:07
Austin Watson, Nashville Predators - Suspension
Watson has been issued an 18-game suspension for an incident that occurred during the offseason but is likely to be reinstated in time for November 15 against the Coyotes.
out - Elig Nov 15
Updated 2018-10-11 16:52:33
out - Elig Nov 15
Updated 2018-10-11 16:52:33
Tristan Jarry, Pittsburgh Penguins - Leg
Jarry has been designated for the non-roster injured reserve list due to a leg injury but is expected to be activated prior to Thursday's game against the Golden Knights.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-11 16:48:23
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-11 16:48:23
Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings - Finger
Brown has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a broken finger and it is uncertain if he will be activated in time for October 23 against the Stars.
I-R - Late Oct
Updated 2018-10-11 16:04:54
I-R - Late Oct
Updated 2018-10-11 16:04:54
Matt Beleskey, New York Rangers - Shoulder
Beleskey has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a separated shoulder but is expected to make his return against the Blackhawks on October 25.
I-R - Late Oct
Updated 2018-10-11 16:03:48
I-R - Late Oct
Updated 2018-10-11 16:03:48
Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets - Rest
Bobrovsky is not expected to play Thursday against the Panthers as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2018-10-11 15:20:37
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2018-10-11 15:20:37

Injured Reserve List (IR)

If a team opts to put their player on the Injured Reserve List, the following requirements must to be met:

  • First, a team may place a player on the Injured Reserve List if the said player has been injured, incapacitated, or ill and will not be able to perform his duties as a hockey player after having passed the team’s preliminary physical examination for that season.
  • Second, a player with an injury that prevents him from playing for at least seven days from the date the injury was incurred can be placed on the team’s Injured Reserve List. Once a player is placed on the IR list, the team may replace said player on its NHL roster with a player from the minors.
  • Third, a player who has been placed on the Injured Reserve List will not be eligible to compete in NHL games for a period of no less than seven days.

Players on the Injured Reserve List may attend team meetings and meals, travel with the team, and join their practice sessions.

Long-Term Injured Reserve (LTIR)

If a player has an injury that will prevent him from playing for at least 10 NHL games and 24 days in the NHL season, the team may place him on Long-Term Injured Reserve (LTIR), which can be used to exceed the salary cap.

Once a player is put on LTIR, the player’s cap hit stays on the team’s cap payroll. The club will not be given additional cap-space savings to be saved for use in the future. However, LTIR offers relief in case the club's averaged salary, or payroll, starts to go over the upper limit. How much relief the club will get is computed based on the date the player is put on LTIR.

Three equations can be used to decide how much LTIR relief will be given. The first, or basic equation, is used during the season and the off-season, while the second is the training-camp equation, which is used on the last day of the off-season in order to prepare for the first day of the following season. The third equation is used if the player is already on LTIR.

Once a player is cleared to play again, the team activates the player.

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