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).

Brett Pesce, Carolina Hurricanes - Shoulder
Pesce has landed on the injured reserve list due to right shoulder surgery. He is unlikely to return to the fold against the Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-30 18:37:03
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-30 18:37:03
Alexandre Texier, Columbus Blue Jackets - Back
Texier has been activated from the injured reserve list after a lumbar stress fracture. It is likely that he will suit up in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Maple Leafs.
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-30 08:30:06
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-30 08:30:06
Mark Letestu, Winnipeg Jets - Illness
Letestu has been activated from injured reserve after being diagnosed with myocarditis, and he will likely play in Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round versus the Flames.
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-26 05:52:18
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-26 05:52:18
Nick Bjugstad, Pittsburgh Penguins - Back
Bjugstad is on the shelf after having a surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back. Team officials have indicated that he stands a chance at returning if the team goes deep into the playoffs.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-06-25 18:47:38
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-06-25 18:47:38
Dryden Hunt, Florida Panthers - Lower Body
Hunt has landed on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury. He is expected to be activated in time for Game 1 of the qualifying round versus the Islanders.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-25 17:53:25
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-25 17:53:25
Noah Hanifin, Calgary Flames - Concussion
Hanifin is going through the league-mandated concussion protocol, and it is undetermined if he will return to action against the Jets in Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-24 20:42:05
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-24 20:42:05
Dean Kukan, Columbus Blue Jackets - Knee
Kukan has been activated from injured reserve after a medial meniscus tear and articular cartilage injury in his left knee. It is unclear if he will be available for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round against the Maple Leafs.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-18 11:24:56
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-18 11:24:56
Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets - Ankle
Jones has been activated from the injured reserve list after ankle surgery. It has yet to be determined if he will lace up for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Maple Leafs.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-18 11:23:42
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-18 11:23:42
Josh Anderson, Columbus Blue Jackets - Shoulder
Anderson has been sent to the injured reserve list after undergoing surgery to repair a labral tear in his left shoulder. His recovery is progressing slowly, and he is without a timetable for return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-06-16 05:51:36
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-06-16 05:51:36
Roman Polak, Dallas Stars - Personal
Polak is contemplating returning when the league starts back up due to personal reasons, and it is unknown if he will report to his team when the NHL deems it safe to play.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-15 16:09:57
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-15 16:09:57
Marian Hossa, Arizona Coyotes - Illness
Hossa has been placed on the injured reserve list with a career-ending skin disorder.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-06-14 14:32:25
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-06-14 14:32:25
Calvin de Haan, Chicago Blackhawks - Shoulder
de Haan has been placed on the long-term injured reserve due to shoulder surgery. He is likely to be activated prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round versus the Oilers.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-11 14:20:56
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-11 14:20:56
Josh Leivo, Vancouver Canucks - Knee
Leivo has been transferred to the long-term injured reserve list due to a fractured kneecap, and a timeline for his return has yet to be established.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-06-08 15:38:05
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-06-08 15:38:05
Filip Chytil, New York Rangers - Lower Body
Chytil is bothered by a lower-body injury, and is unknown if he will take on the Hurricanes in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 20:46:36
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 20:46:36
Tom Kuhnhackl, New York Islanders - Undisclosed
Kuhnhackl is dealing with an unspecified injury. It is unknown if he will face the Panthers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 20:46:04
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 20:46:04
Matt Calvert, Colorado Avalanche - Lower Body
Calvert has been sent to the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury, but he will likely return to the ice as soon as the league deems it safe to play.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 15:11:23
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 15:11:23
Nazem Kadri, Colorado Avalanche - Ankle
Kadri is on the injured reserve list due to an ankle injury. He is likely to return to the lineup when the league starts back up.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 15:10:37
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 15:10:37
Colin Wilson, Colorado Avalanche - Lower Body
Wilson has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, but he is likely to come back when the league returns.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 15:09:29
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 15:09:29
Mikko Rantanen, Colorado Avalanche - Collarbone
Rantanen has been designated for the injured reserve list with a broken collarbone. It is anticipated that he will return to the fold in time for when the league reconvenes.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 15:06:41
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 15:06:41
Adam Pelech, New York Islanders - Achilles
Pelech is on the injured reserve list with an Achilles injury. It is anticipated that he will be activated prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Panthers.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 14:53:39
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 14:53:39
Brandon Dubinsky, Columbus Blue Jackets - Wrist
Dubinsky is on the injured reserve list due to a chronic wrist condition. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-05-27 14:52:54
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-05-27 14:52:54
Victor Mete, Montreal Canadiens - Foot
Mete has been designated for the injured reserve list due to a fractured left foot. It is unclear if he will be activated prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round against the Penguins.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 14:51:15
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 14:51:15
Andreas Johnsson, Toronto Maple Leafs - Knee
Johnsson has been designated for the injured reserve list after having knee surgery, and he will miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-05-27 14:47:28
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-05-27 14:47:28
Bryan Little, Winnipeg Jets - Ear
Little has hit the injured reserve list due to perforated eardrum and vertigo symptoms. It remains to be seen if he will come back in time against the Flames in Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 14:15:51
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 14:15:51
Luca Sbisa, Winnipeg Jets - Upper Body
Sbisa has landed on the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury. He is anticipated to be ready for Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round against the Flames.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 14:14:35
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 14:14:35
Torey Krug, Boston Bruins - Upper Body
Krug is hampered by an upper-body injury, and it remains to be seen if he will return to the lineup during the Eastern Conference round-robin game.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 13:24:05
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 13:24:05
Carson Soucy, Minnesota Wild - Upper Body
Soucy is on the injured reserve list due to an upper-body injury, but he is projected to be activated prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round against the Canucks.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 09:32:37
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 09:32:37
Jakob Chychrun, Arizona Coyotes - Lower Body
Chychrun has been designated for the injured reserve list with a hip injury. It is projected that he will be activated prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round versus the Predators.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 09:30:19
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 09:30:19
Nathan Gerbe, Columbus Blue Jackets - Groin
Gerbe is recovering from a groin strain and is expected to return in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Maple Leafs.
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 09:26:57
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 09:26:57
Pavel Gogolev, Toronto Maple Leafs - Wrist
Mikheyev is on injured reserve after having surgery to repair an artery and tendons in his right wrist. He is likely to be activated against the Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 09:23:01
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 09:23:01
James Reimer, Carolina Hurricanes - Knee
Reimer has a knee injury but is expected to return in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Rangers.
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 09:06:19
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 09:06:19
Jonathan Drouin, Montreal Canadiens - Ankle
Drouin is on the mend from an ankle injury, and it is expected that he will return to action in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Penguins.
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:57:04
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:57:04
Jake Guentzel, Pittsburgh Penguins - Shoulder
Guentzel has been placed on the injured reserve list after shoulder surgery. It is projected that he will be activated prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Canadiens.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:51:42
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:51:42
Tyler Motte, Vancouver Canucks - Upper Body
Motte has an upper-body injury, and it is uncertain if he will take part in Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round against the Wild.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:22:33
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:22:33
Drake Caggiula, Chicago Blackhawks - Hand
Caggiula is dealing with a hand injury, and it has yet to be determined if he will play versus the Oilers in Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:21:45
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:21:45
Thomas Hickey, New York Islanders - Personal
Hickey was away from the team tending to a personal matter, and it is yet to be determined if he will take part in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round against the Panthers.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:19:39
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:19:39
Brian Boyle, Florida Panthers - Upper Body
Boyle has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from an upper-body injury, and he will likely return in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Islanders.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 07:58:40
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 07:58:40
Dan Hamhuis, Nashville Predators - Lower Body
Hamhuis is hobbled by a lower-body injury. It has yet to be determined if he will play against the Coyotes in Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:59:26
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:59:26
Micheal Ferland, Vancouver Canucks - Concussion
Ferland is on the long-term injured reserve list due to recurring concussion-like symptoms. It remains to be seen if he will return in Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round versus the Wild.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:57:12
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:57:12
Jacob Markstrom, Vancouver Canucks - Knee
Markstrom has been added to the injured reserve list while recuperating from knee surgery. It is expected that he will come off the IR prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round versus the Wild.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:56:07
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:56:07
Adam Boqvist, Chicago Blackhawks - Concussion
Boqvist is battling a concussion, and it remains to be seen if he will pass protocol prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round against the Oilers.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:53:51
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:53:51
Matt Register, Edmonton Oilers - Hand
Nygard is on the injured reserve list due to surgery to repair a broken left hand. It is expected that he will be activated prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round against the Blackhawks.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:52:59
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:52:59
Carl Dahlstrom, Winnipeg Jets - Hand
Dahlstrom has been activated from the injured reserve list with a fractured hand, and it has yet to be established if he will be available for Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round versus the Flames.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:46:02
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:46:02
Anthony Bitetto, Winnipeg Jets - Upper Body
Bitetto has an upper-body injury, and it is uncertain if he will return to the lineup against the Flames in Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:44:18
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:44:18
Dougie Hamilton, Carolina Hurricanes - Leg
Hamilton has been placed on the injured reserve list after having surgery to repair a broken left fibula, but he is expected to be activated prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Rangers.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:39:57
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:39:57
Sami Vatanen, Carolina Hurricanes - Leg
Vatanen is on the injured reserve list with a right leg contusion, but it is projected that he will be activated in time to face the Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:38:45
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:38:45
Ryan Dzingel, Carolina Hurricanes - Upper Body
Dzingel has an upper-body injury, and it has yet to be established if he will draw back into the lineup against the Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:38:08
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:38:08
Sergei Bobrovsky, Florida Panthers - Lower Body
Bobrovsky is hampered by a lower-body injury, and it is unknown if he will be available versus the Islanders in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:36:16
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:36:16
Riley Stillman, Florida Panthers - Upper Body
Stillman is tending to an upper-body injury, and it is uncertain if it will impede his status against the Islanders in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:34:46
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:34:46
Casey Cizikas, New York Islanders - Leg
Cizikas has landed on the injured reserve list due to a leg laceration, but he is expected to be activated versus the Panthers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:33:58
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:33:58

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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