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).

Miles Wood, New Jersey Devils - Undisclosed
Wood departed the last game due to an unspecified injury, leaving his availability Saturday against the Rangers up in the air.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 21:25:42
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 21:25:42
Adam McQuaid, New York Rangers - Undisclosed
McQuaid left the last game due to a precautionary reason and his status is hazy for Saturday's contest against the Devils.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 18:45:36
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 18:45:36
Richard Panik, Arizona Coyotes - Illness
Panik has been held out of the previous two games with an illness but it is expected the symptoms will subside in time for Thursday's contest against the Canucks.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 18:40:26
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 18:40:26
Jesse Puljujarvi, Edmonton Oilers - Lower Body
Puljujarvi has been designated for the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury and it is uncertain if he will return Saturday against the Ducks.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 18:12:07
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 18:12:07
Thomas Hickey, New York Islanders - Upper Body
Hickey has been placed on the long-term injured reserve list with an upper-body injury. He has returned from a conditioning assignment but it is unknown if he will be activated in time for Saturday's game against the Canucks.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 18:11:25
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 18:11:25
Andrew Ladd, New York Islanders - Leg
Ladd has been placed on the long-term injured reserve list due to a right leg injury and it is unclear if he will return Saturday against the Canucks.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 18:10:52
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 18:10:52
Brayden Schenn, St. Louis Blues - Upper Body
Schenn was held out of the previous game with an upper-body injury and his availability is uncertain for Saturday's contest versus the Bruins.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 17:48:29
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 17:48:29
Jonny Brodzinski, Los Angeles Kings - Shoulder
Brodzinski has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a shoulder injury. He has been recalled from a conditioning assignment but it is unknown if he will be activated prior to Saturday's game against the Panthers.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 17:36:45
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 17:36:45
Ben Bishop, Dallas Stars - Upper Body
Bishop has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury and is expected to be available for Thursday's game against the Blues.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 17:35:32
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 17:35:32
Miikka Salomaki, Nashville Predators - Upper Body
Salomaki is on the injured reserve list due to an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will be activated in time for Saturday's game against the Avalanche.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 17:27:26
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 17:27:26
Robert Hagg, Philadelphia Flyers - Face
Hagg left Thursday's game due to a facial laceration and it is unknown if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-02-21 17:15:46
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-02-21 17:15:46
Viktor Arvidsson, Nashville Predators - Undisclosed
Arvidsson is dealing with an unspecified ailment but is expected to play against the Kings on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 16:58:38
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 16:58:38
Peter Cehlarik, Boston Bruins - Lower Body
Cehlarik has a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will play Saturday against the Blues.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:58:01
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:58:01
Cam Talbot, Philadelphia Flyers - Personal
Talbot has been activated from the injured reserve list as his visa issues have cleared up. It is uncertain if he will be available against the Penguins on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:55:51
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:55:51
Casey Nelson, Buffalo Sabres - Upper Body
Nelson has been activated from the injured reserve list after recuperating from an upper-body injury but will not be available for Thursday's game against the Lightning.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 16:21:57
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 16:21:57
Matt Hunwick, Buffalo Sabres - Upper Body
Hunwick was held out of the last game with an upper-body ailment but is likely to take part in Thursday's tilt versus the Lightning.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 16:21:08
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 16:21:08
Victor Rask, Minnesota Wild - Lower Body
Rask has landed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and it is uncertain if he will be activated in time for Saturday's game against the Red Wings.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:18:37
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:18:37
Pavel Zacha, New Jersey Devils - Upper Body
Zacha has been held out of the previous three games with an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will face the Rangers on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:17:38
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:17:38
Stefan Noesen, New Jersey Devils - Lower Body
Noesen is on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury and it is unclear if he will be activated in time for Saturday's game with the Rangers.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:17:07
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:17:07
Mike Matheson, Florida Panthers - Lower Body
Matheson sat out the previous game due to a lower-body injury and it is unclear if he will face the Kings on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:15:11
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:15:11
Jordan Staal, Carolina Hurricanes - Upper Body
Staal has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury and it is uncertain if he will return to the lineup Saturday against the Stars.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:14:16
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:14:16
Nazem Kadri, Toronto Maple Leafs - Concussion
Kadri sat out the last game due to a concussion and it is unknown if he will be cleared in time for Saturday's contest against the Canadiens.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:12:30
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:12:30
Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning - Lower Body
Hedman was held out of the previous game due to a lower-body injury but it is not expected to impede his status for Thursday's matchup against the Sabres.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 16:06:16
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 16:06:16
Linus Ullmark, Buffalo Sabres - Undisclosed
Ullmark sustained an unspecified injury and it is unknown if he will be available against the Lightning on Thursday.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 15:59:48
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 15:59:48
Matt Hendricks, Minnesota Wild - Upper Body
Hendricks has missed the past three games due to an upper-body injury but is projected to return against the Rangers on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 15:26:42
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 15:26:42
Ben Lovejoy, New Jersey Devils - Rest
Lovejoy will receive a rest day and will not be available against the Senators on Thursday.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 15:22:50
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 15:22:50
Marcus Johansson, New Jersey Devils - Rest
Johansson will not take part in Thursday's matchup with the Senators as he is to be rested.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 15:22:09
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 15:22:09
Craig Smith, Nashville Predators - Lower Body
Smith has landed on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury and there is no timetable for recovery.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-02-21 14:47:11
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-02-21 14:47:11
Nikolaj Ehlers, Winnipeg Jets - Shoulder
Ehlers is on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and it is unknown if he will return to action against the Coyotes on Sunday.
I-R - Out Fri
Updated 2019-02-21 14:45:42
I-R - Out Fri
Updated 2019-02-21 14:45:42
Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets - Undisclosed
Wheeler is expected to suit up Friday against the Golden Knights despite missing practice due to an unspecified reason.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-21 14:31:09
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-21 14:31:09
Ryan Dzingel, Ottawa Senators - Rest
Dzingel will not be in Thursday's lineup versus the Devils as he will receive a day of rest.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 14:30:19
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 14:30:19
Mark Stone, Ottawa Senators - Rest
Stone will receive a day of rest and will not be available against the Devils on Thursday.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 14:29:40
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 14:29:40
Matt Duchene, Ottawa Senators - Rest
Duchene will not take part in Thursday's game against the Devils as he is to be rested.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 14:29:04
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 14:29:04
Matt Murray, Pittsburgh Penguins - Rest
Murray is not expected to participate in Thursday's matchup against the Sharks as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 13:27:12
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 13:27:12
Darren Helm, Detroit Red Wings - Undisclosed
Helm was struck by a puck at practice but it is likely he will be available for Friday's game against the Wild.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-21 12:32:37
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-21 12:32:37
Artemi Panarin, Columbus Blue Jackets - Illness
Panarin was held out of the previous game with an illness but it is likely he will suit up against the Senators on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-21 12:31:20
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-21 12:31:20
Bobby Ryan, Ottawa Senators - Illness
Ryan is ailing from an illness but it is likely he will suit up against the Devils on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 11:28:11
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 11:28:11
Brett Howden, New York Rangers - Knee
Howden has landed on injured reserve. He is likely to be sidelined until the early part of March due to an MCL sprain in his knee.
I-R - Early March
Updated 2019-02-21 11:20:25
I-R - Early March
Updated 2019-02-21 11:20:25
Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings - Illness
Abdelkader is battling the flu and it is unlikely he will participate against the Wild on Friday.
doubtful - Doub Fri
Updated 2019-02-21 11:19:22
doubtful - Doub Fri
Updated 2019-02-21 11:19:22
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers - Illness
McDavid was held out of the previous game with an illness but it likely he will suit up Thursday against the Islanders.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 11:11:07
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 11:11:07
Phillip Danault, Montreal Canadiens - Personal
Danault missed the previous game due to the birth of his child but it is expected he will play against the Flyers on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 08:34:36
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 08:34:36
Dmitry Kulikov, Winnipeg Jets - Upper Body
Kulikov is dealing with an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will suit up for Friday's contest against the Golden Knights.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-02-21 05:44:30
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-02-21 05:44:30
Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets - Lower Body
Byfuglien is sidelined due to a lower-body injury but is likely to return by the early part of March.
out - Early March
Updated 2019-02-20 21:00:24
out - Early March
Updated 2019-02-20 21:00:24
Alexander Edler, Vancouver Canucks - Concussion
Edler has been placed on the injured reserve with a concussion and will be out of action until at least the beginning of March.
I-R - Early March
Updated 2019-02-20 20:59:40
I-R - Early March
Updated 2019-02-20 20:59:40
Thatcher Demko, Vancouver Canucks - Knee
Demko has landed on injured reserve due to a knee sprain but is expected to recover before the early part of March.
I-R - Early March
Updated 2019-02-20 20:59:15
I-R - Early March
Updated 2019-02-20 20:59:15
Samuel Morin, Philadelphia Flyers - Knee
Morin has been placed on injured reserve while he recovers from a torn ACL. He has been sent on a conditioning assignment and is expected to be sidelined until sometime in March.
I-R - Early March
Updated 2019-02-20 20:58:47
I-R - Early March
Updated 2019-02-20 20:58:47
Mark Borowiecki, Ottawa Senators - Foot
Borowiecki has been placed on the injured reserve with a foot injury and is expected to be held out of action until at least the beginning of March.
I-R - Early March
Updated 2019-02-20 20:58:22
I-R - Early March
Updated 2019-02-20 20:58:22
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 beginning of March.
I-R - Early March
Updated 2019-02-20 20:57:13
I-R - Early March
Updated 2019-02-20 20:57:13
Chad Johnson, Anaheim Ducks - Head
Johnson has been placed on injured reserve after being struck in the head with a puck at practice. He is not expected to return to action until the start of March.
I-R - Early March
Updated 2019-02-20 20:56:46
I-R - Early March
Updated 2019-02-20 20:56:46
Peter Cehlarik, Boston Bruins - Lower Body
Cehlarik has been held out of the past two games with a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will play Saturday against the Blues.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-20 19:24:26
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-20 19:24:26

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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