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).

Zach Hyman, Toronto Maple Leafs - Leg
Hyman is nursing a leg injury and it has yet to be determined if he will suit up against the Bruins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-17 21:16:17
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-17 21:16:17
Samuel Girard, Colorado Avalanche - Shoulder
Girard has a shoulder injury and it is unclear if he will play against the Flames in Game 5 of the Western Conference first round.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-17 19:18:32
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-17 19:18:32
Derick Brassard, Colorado Avalanche - Illness
Brassard is ailing from an illness and it has yet to be established if he will suit up for Game 5 of the Western Conference first round against the Flames.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-17 19:18:10
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-17 19:18:10
Mattias Janmark, Dallas Stars - Leg
Janmark is nursing a leg injury and it is unclear if he will face the Predators in Game 5 of the Western Conference first round.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-17 17:16:27
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-17 17:16:27
Cal Clutterbuck, New York Islanders - Lower Body
Clutterbuck is nursing a lower-body injury, leaving his status for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference second round up in the air.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-17 16:20:16
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-17 16:20:16
- Upper Body
Clifton is hampered by an upper-body injury and his availability against the Maple Leafs in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round is clouded.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-17 16:12:11
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-17 16:12:11
Sean Kuraly, Boston Bruins - Hand
Kuraly is recovering from surgery to repair a right hand fracture. It is unclear if he will return to action in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Maple Leafs.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-17 16:11:27
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-17 16:11:27
Marc-Edouard Vlasic, San Jose Sharks - Lower Body
Vlasic is dealing with a lower-body injury and it is unclear if he will play in Game 5 of the Western Conference first round against the Golden Knights.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-04-17 14:34:26
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-04-17 14:34:26
Micheal Ferland, Carolina Hurricanes - Upper Body
Ferland sustained an upper-body injury and will not suit up against the Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-04-17 14:33:50
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-04-17 14:33:50
Johnny Boychuk, New York Islanders - Leg
Boychuk has a leg injury and it is unclear if he will take part in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference second round.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-17 13:30:16
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-17 13:30:16
John Moore, Boston Bruins - Upper Body
Moore is sidelined due to an upper-body injury but is likely to draw back into the lineup against the Maple Leafs in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-17 13:27:22
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-17 13:27:22
Marcus Johansson, Boston Bruins - Flu
Johansson is battling a flu bug but it is not expected to interfere with his status for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-17 13:26:49
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-17 13:26:49
Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche - Rest
Varlamov is not expected to participate in Game 4 of the Western Conference first round as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2019-04-17 13:24:02
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2019-04-17 13:24:02
Kevan Miller, Boston Bruins - Lower Body
Miller has a lower-body injury and it is unknown when he will draw back into the lineup.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-17 11:44:24
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-17 11:44:24
Micheal Haley, San Jose Sharks - Ankle
Haley has an ankle injury and it is unknown if he will face the Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Western Conference first round.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-04-16 19:44:56
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-04-16 19:44:56
Markus Nutivaara, Columbus Blue Jackets - Upper Body
Nutivaara is dealing with an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will suit up in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference second round.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-16 18:46:31
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-16 18:46:31
Adam McQuaid, Columbus Blue Jackets - Head
McQuaid is sidelined due to a head injury and it is unknown if he will return for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference second round.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-16 18:45:33
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-16 18:45:33
Cal Clutterbuck, New York Islanders - Undisclosed
Clutterbuck was removed from Tuesday's game due to an undefined injury and it is uncertain if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-16 18:43:54
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-16 18:43:54
Chad Ruhwedel, Pittsburgh Penguins - Arm
Ruhwedel has been held out of action due to a right arm injury and it is uncertain return to the lineup for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round with the Islanders.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-04-16 16:48:27
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-04-16 16:48:27
Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning - Upper Body
Hedman has an upper-body ailment and it is unknown if he will return for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-16 16:18:14
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-16 16:18:14
Anton Stralman, Tampa Bay Lightning - Lower Body
Stralman is dealing with a lower-body injury and his availability for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets is uncertain.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-16 16:17:45
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-16 16:17:45
Alex Killorn, Tampa Bay Lightning - Leg
Killorn has a leg injury but it is not expected to affect his status for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-04-16 16:01:52
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-04-16 16:01:52
Andrei Svechnikov, Carolina Hurricanes - Concussion
Svechnikov is in concussion protocol and is not expected to be available for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Capitals.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-04-16 09:14:19
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-04-16 09:14:19
Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks - Suspension
Thornton has been handed a one-game suspension for a hit to the head of an opponent. He is expected to be reinstated in time for Game 4 of the Western Conference first round against the Golden Knights.
out - Elig Thurs
Updated 2019-04-16 05:47:14
out - Elig Thurs
Updated 2019-04-16 05:47:14
Brandon Dubinsky, Columbus Blue Jackets - Concussion
Dubinsky has passed the league-mandated concussion protocol and is expected be in the lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Lightning.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-04-15 17:16:19
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-04-15 17:16:19
Calvin de Haan, Carolina Hurricanes - Wrist
de Haan is sidelined due to a right wrist injury and it is undetermined if he will return for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Capitals.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-04-15 16:21:55
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-04-15 16:21:55
Nazem Kadri, Toronto Maple Leafs - Suspension
Kadri has been issued a suspension for the remainder of the Eastern Conference first round due to cross-checking an opponent.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-15 15:18:28
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-15 15:18:28
Brian Boyle, Nashville Predators - Appendix
Boyle is sidelined due to an appendix issue and considered week-to-week.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-15 13:08:03
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-15 13:08:03
Jake DeBrusk, Boston Bruins - Undisclosed
DeBrusk is expected to take part in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Maple Leafs despite an unknown injury.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-04-15 11:32:03
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-04-15 11:32:03
Miikka Salomaki, Nashville Predators - Upper Body
Salomaki has been recalled from a conditioning stint in the minors where he was rehabbing an upper-body injury. He is expected to play against the Stars in Game 3 of the Western Conference first round.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-04-15 11:28:25
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-04-15 11:28:25
Wayne Simmonds, Nashville Predators - Knee
Simmonds has a knee injury and there is no timetable for return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-15 11:24:13
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-15 11:24:13
Torey Krug, Boston Bruins - Upper Body
Krug left the last game with an upper-body injury but his availability for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Maple Leafs is expected to be a go.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-04-15 09:13:21
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-04-15 09:13:21
Michael Hutchinson, Toronto Maple Leafs - Personal
Hutchinson was away from the team due to the birth of his child. He is likely to be available for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Bruins.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-04-15 08:15:05
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-04-15 08:15:05
Ryan Callahan, Tampa Bay Lightning - Undisclosed
Callahan sat out the previous two games with an unspecified injury, but is expected to suit up against the Blue Jackets for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-04-14 09:33:16
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-04-14 09:33:16
Robert Bortuzzo, St. Louis Blues - Wrist
Bortuzzo sustained a laceration on his wrist in the last match, leaving his status for Game 3 of the Western Conference first round against the Jets hazy.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-04-14 08:41:18
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-04-14 08:41:18
Nazem Kadri, Toronto Maple Leafs - Knee
Kadri left Saturday's game with an apparent knee injury and his return is questionable.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-13 18:45:49
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-13 18:45:49
Wayne Simmonds, Nashville Predators - Knee
Simmonds left Saturday's game after taking a puck to the knee and his return is questionable.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-13 16:20:16
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-13 16:20:16
Jared McCann, Pittsburgh Penguins - Upper Body
McCann missed the previous game with an upper-body injury but it is likely he will play against the Islanders in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-04-13 12:14:16
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-04-13 12:14:16
Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning - Suspension
Kucherov is serving a one-game suspension for boarding. He will not be available for Game 3 against the Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference first round.
out - Out Sun
Updated 2019-04-13 10:14:18
out - Out Sun
Updated 2019-04-13 10:14:18
Jake DeBrusk, Boston Bruins - Undisclosed
DeBrusk is dealing with an unspecified ailment, making his status for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Maple Leafs clouded.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-13 09:13:20
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-13 09:13:20
Mathieu Perreault, Winnipeg Jets - Undisclosed
Perreault missed the previous game with an unspecified injury, leaving his status for Game 3 of the Western Conference first round against the Blues clouded.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-04-12 18:51:58
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-04-12 18:51:58
Brandon Tanev, Winnipeg Jets - Finger
Tanev is sidelined due to an injured finger but it is likely he will return against the Blues in Game 2 of the Western Conference first round.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-04-12 10:13:37
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-04-12 10:13:37
Anthony Beauvillier, New York Islanders - Undisclosed
Beauvillier is battling an unspecified ailment but it is expected he will return to the lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round with the Penguins.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-04-12 10:12:27
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-04-12 10:12:27
David Rittich, Calgary Flames - Rest
Rittich is unlikely to participate in Game 1 of the Western Conference first round against the Avalanche as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-04-11 13:28:50
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-04-11 13:28:50
Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche - Rest
Varlamov is not expected to play in Game 1 of the Western Conference first round against the Flames as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-04-11 13:27:56
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-04-11 13:27:56
Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks - Face
Pavelski is projected to suit up against the Golden Knights in Game 2 of the Western Conference first round despite a facial injury.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-04-11 13:12:03
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-04-11 13:12:03
Tanner Fritz, New York Islanders - Hand
Fritz has landed on the injured reserve list after having surgery to remove a blood clot from his hand. He would line up to return toward the end of May if the team makes a run in the playoffs.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-11 07:01:33
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-11 07:01:33
Erik Gudbranson, Pittsburgh Penguins - Lower Body
Gudbranson sustained a lower-body injury and it is unclear if he will face the Islanders in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-10 19:57:33
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-10 19:57:33
Jason Dickinson, Dallas Stars - Upper Body
Dickinson left Wednesday's game due to an upper-body injury and it is uncertain if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-10 19:05:35
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-04-10 19:05:35
Zach Aston-Reese, Pittsburgh Penguins - Lower Body
Aston-Reese has been out of commission with an injury to his lower body but is projected to suit up against the Islanders in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-10 16:28:10
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-10 16:28:10

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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