The Latest News on NHL Injuries

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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).

Louis Domingue, New Jersey Devils - Undisclosed
Domingue departed the previous game due to an unspecified injury, and it is unclear if he will be available against the Coyotes on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 19:44:00
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 19:44:00
Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche - Upper Body
Makar has missed the previous three games with an upper-body injury, and it is unclear if he will be available for Monday's contest versus the Blues.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-12-13 18:20:29
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-12-13 18:20:29
Connor Carrick, New Jersey Devils - Finger
Carrick is on the injured reserve list after having surgery to repair a broken pinky finger. A timetable for return has yet to be established.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-13 18:17:00
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-13 18:17:00
John Klingberg, Dallas Stars - Personal
Klingberg sat out the previous game due to personal reasons, and it is unknown if he will play against the Predators on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 17:28:25
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 17:28:25
Cody Glass, Vegas Golden Knights - Head
Glass has been held out of the previous three games with a head injury, and it is unknown if he will crack Sunday's lineup against the Canucks.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-12-13 17:26:02
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-12-13 17:26:02
Nicolas Hague, Vegas Golden Knights - Illness
Hague has sat out the last two games with an illness, and it is unclear if he will play against the Canucks on Sunday.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-12-13 17:25:08
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-12-13 17:25:08
Carl Gunnarsson, St. Louis Blues - Upper Body
Gunnarsson has been placed on the injured reserve list due to an upper-body injury. A timetable for return has yet to be established.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-13 15:56:36
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-13 15:56:36
Marc Staal, New York Rangers - Ankle
Staal is recovering from surgery for an ankle infection, and it is unclear if he will play against the Ducks on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 15:22:58
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 15:22:58
Oskar Lindblom, Philadelphia Flyers - Upper Body
Lindblom has been diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma and will be held out of action for the remainder of the season.
out - out for season
Updated 2019-12-13 14:22:12
out - out for season
Updated 2019-12-13 14:22:12
Anthony Mantha, Detroit Red Wings - Knee
Mantha is on the injured reserve list due to a knee injury, but it is projected that he will be activated prior to Saturday's contest against the Canadiens.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 12:49:04
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 12:49:04
Dylan Demelo, Ottawa Senators - Finger
Demelo is on the injured reserve list due to a broken finger, and he is expected to miss three to four weeks.
I-R - Mid Jan
Updated 2019-12-13 10:46:31
I-R - Mid Jan
Updated 2019-12-13 10:46:31
Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings - Illness
Larkin is ailing from an illness, and it remains to be seen if he will suit up for Saturday's matchup versus the Canadiens.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 10:28:20
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 10:28:20
Jonathan Ericsson, Detroit Red Wings - Undisclosed
Ericsson sustained an unspecified injury in the previous game and will not lace up against the Canadiens on Saturday.
out - Out Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 09:18:37
out - Out Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 09:18:37
Nico Hischier, New Jersey Devils - Illness
Hischier has been designated for the injured reserve list due to illness, but it is projected that he will return to action versus the Avalanche on Friday.
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-13 06:12:15
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-13 06:12:15
Brandon Sutter, Vancouver Canucks - Groin
Sutter has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a groin strain. It is unclear if he will be activated in time for Saturday's game versus the Sharks.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 05:24:51
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 05:24:51
Brendan Lemieux, New York Rangers - Undisclosed
Lemieux was absent from the lineup during the previous game with an unspecified injury, and it is uncertain if he will play Saturday against the Ducks.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-12 19:50:06
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-12 19:50:06
Drake Caggiula, Chicago Blackhawks - Concussion
Caggiula has landed on the long-term injured reserve list due to a concussion. It is unclear if he will return Sunday against the Wild.
I-R - Out Sat
Updated 2019-12-12 18:19:54
I-R - Out Sat
Updated 2019-12-12 18:19:54
Zach Sanford, St. Louis Blues - Upper Body
Sanford has sat out the previous two games with an upper-body injury, and it is unknown if he will play Saturday versus the Blackhawks.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-12 17:21:15
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-12 17:21:15
Eric Staal, Minnesota Wild - Head
Staal left the previous game with a head injury, but it is not expected to affect his status for Thursday's contest against the Oilers.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 17:00:45
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 17:00:45
Andreas Athanasiou, Detroit Red Wings - Undisclosed
Athanasiou has been absent from the lineup during the previous two games with an unspecified injury, and it is unclear if he will play against the Canadiens on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-12 16:46:40
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-12 16:46:40
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins - Illness
Malkin sat out the previous game due to an illness, and it is unclear if he will suit up Saturday versus the Kings.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-12 16:20:26
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-12 16:20:26
Nick Leddy, New York Islanders - Leg
Leddy has been absent from the lineup during the previous two games with a left leg injury, and it is unclear if he will be available versus the Sabres on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-12 16:18:50
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-12 16:18:50
Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings - Illness
Larkin is ailing from an illness, but he is likely to lace up against the Jets on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 16:07:03
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 16:07:03
Torey Krug, Boston Bruins - Undisclosed
Krug has an unspecified injury, but he is likely to be in Thursday's lineup versus the Lightning.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 15:48:17
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 15:48:17
Thatcher Demko, Vancouver Canucks - Concussion
Demko has hit the injured reserve list with a concussion, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-12 15:45:08
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-12 15:45:08
Micheal Ferland, Vancouver Canucks - Upper Body
Ferland has landed on injured reserve due to an upper-body injury, and it is uncertain how much time he will need to heal.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-12 15:44:39
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-12 15:44:39
Oskar Sundqvist, St. Louis Blues - Lower Body
Sundqvist has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury. He is projected to return against the Golden Knights on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 15:43:02
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 15:43:02
Matthew Peca, Montreal Canadiens - Knee
Peca has been added to the injured reserve list with a knee injury and is expected to miss at least six weeks.
I-R - Late Jan
Updated 2019-12-12 15:41:25
I-R - Late Jan
Updated 2019-12-12 15:41:25
Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Montreal Canadiens - Concussion
Kotkaniemi has landed on injured reserve with a concussion, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-12 15:40:48
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-12 15:40:48
Rasmus Dahlin, Buffalo Sabres - Concussion
Dahlin has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a concussion, and it is anticipated that he will return Thursday versus the Predators.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 15:38:29
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 15:38:29
Vladimir Sobotka, Buffalo Sabres - Knee
Sobotka is on injured reserve due to right knee surgery. A timeline for his recovery has yet to be established.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-12 15:37:47
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-12 15:37:47
Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators - Rest
Rinne is not expected to take part in Thursday's game versus the Sabres due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 14:48:33
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 14:48:33
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers - Rest
Lundqvist is not expected to take part in Thursday's contest with the Sharks due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 14:48:01
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 14:48:01
Philipp Grubauer, Colorado Avalanche - Hamstring
Grubauer has been held out of the past two games with a hamstring injury, but he is expected to play against the Devils on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-12 13:30:54
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-12 13:30:54
Danny DeKeyser, Detroit Red Wings - Ankle
DeKeyser has landed on injured reserve with an ankle injury, and it is unclear if he will be activated during the latter part of December.
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-12 12:39:59
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-12 12:39:59
Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames - Upper Body
Tkachuk was held out of the previous game with an upper-body injury, but it is likely that he will suit up Thursday against the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 12:18:00
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 12:18:00
Calvin de Haan, Chicago Blackhawks - Shoulder
de Haan has been placed on the injured reserve list with a right shoulder injury, and a timetable for his return has yet to be established.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-12 11:45:41
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-12 11:45:41
Philippe Myers, Philadelphia Flyers - Back
Myers was absent from the lineup during the previous game with back spasms, and it is unclear if he will suit up against the Wild on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-11 18:51:53
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-11 18:51:53
Paul Byron, Montreal Canadiens - Knee
Byron has been designated for the injured reserve list after having knee surgery. It is uncertain if he will return to the ice Saturday against the Red Wings.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-11 16:47:16
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-11 16:47:16
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens - Rest
Price is not expected to take part in Wednesday's game versus the Senators due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2019-12-11 14:21:08
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2019-12-11 14:21:08
Emil Bemstrom, Columbus Blue Jackets - Ribs
Bemstrom is sidelined with a dislocated rib and broken cartilage. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks.
out - Mid Feb
Updated 2019-12-11 12:44:06
out - Mid Feb
Updated 2019-12-11 12:44:06
Olli Maatta, Chicago Blackhawks - Flu
Maatta has sat out the previous four games with flu-like symptoms, and it is uncertain if he will draw back into the lineup against the Coyotes on Thursday.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-12-10 19:14:42
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-12-10 19:14:42
Mikael Granlund, Nashville Predators - Lower Body
Granlund has missed the previous two games due to a lower-body injury, but he is expected to play Tuesday versus the Sharks.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-10 16:54:00
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-10 16:54:00
Alexander Edler, Vancouver Canucks - Upper Body
Edler has been added to the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury. Team officials do not expect him to return until at least the end of December.
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:59:41
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:59:41
Tyler Motte, Vancouver Canucks - Upper Body
Motte is expected to be on injured reserve with an upper-body injury until the latter part of December.
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:59:20
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:59:20
Trevor Moore, Toronto Maple Leafs - Shoulder
Moore has been sent to the injured reserve list due to a shoulder injury. He is expected to be idle until the latter part of December.
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:59:02
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:59:02
Tom Kuhnhackl, New York Islanders - Leg
Kuhnhackl has hit the long-term injured reserve list and is expected to be out until at least the end of December due to a left leg injury.
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:58:40
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:58:40
Victor Mete, Montreal Canadiens - Ankle
Mete has been placed on the injured reserve list with an ankle injury, and he will be out of commission until at least the end of December.
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:57:45
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:57:45
Jared Spurgeon, Minnesota Wild - Hand
Spurgeon will be on the injured reserve list until at least the end of December due to a broken right hand.
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:57:14
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:57:14
Jayce Hawryluk, Florida Panthers - Upper Body
Hawryluk is sidelined due to an upper-body injury. He will likely be out of action until the latter part of December.
out - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:56:39
out - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:56:39

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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