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).

Artem Anisimov, Chicago Blackhawks - Concussion
Anisimov left the last game due to a concussion and it is undetermined if he will be cleared in time for Tuesday's clash against the Jets.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-09 18:51:16
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-09 18:51:16
Antti Raanta, Arizona Coyotes - Lower Body
Raanta has landed on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury and is in jeopardy of missing the remainder of the season.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-09 17:43:59
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-09 17:43:59
Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild - Knee
Koivu is facing a three week absence due to a sprained MCL in his knee and a hamstring injury.
out - Late Dec
Updated 2018-12-09 17:37:14
out - Late Dec
Updated 2018-12-09 17:37:14
Rickard Rakell, Anaheim Ducks - Lower Body
Rakell has been held out of the past two games with a lower-body injury and it is uncertain if he will face the Stars on Wednesday.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-12-09 17:30:55
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-12-09 17:30:55
Zach Hyman, Toronto Maple Leafs - Poss. Suspension
Hyman has been suspended for two games by the NHL for an interference penalty but is likely to be reinstated in time for Saturday's contest against the Panthers.
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2018-12-09 15:38:23
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2018-12-09 15:38:23
Gustav Forsling, Chicago Blackhawks - Shoulder
Forsling is on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and there is no timetable for recovery.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-09 15:17:17
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-09 15:17:17
Noah Juulsen, Montreal Canadiens - Face
Juulsen has landed on injured reserve with a facial fracture and it is uncertain if he will return Tuesday versus the Wild.
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-09 15:16:18
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-09 15:16:18
Dylan Demelo, Ottawa Senators - Upper Body
Demelo sat out the previous game with an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will play Tuesday against the Predators.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-09 14:17:53
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-09 14:17:53
Christian Jaros, Ottawa Senators - Lower Body
Jaros missed the last game due to a lower-body injury and it is undetermined if he will suit up against the Predators on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-09 14:17:13
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-09 14:17:13
Jake DeBrusk, Boston Bruins - Upper Body
DeBrusk missed his second-consecutive game due to an upper-body and it is uncertain if he will play Tuesday against the Coyotes.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-09 14:15:51
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-09 14:15:51
Charlie McAvoy, Boston Bruins - Upper Body
McAvoy is dealing with an upper-body injury but is likely to face the Senators on Sunday.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-09 13:06:39
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-09 13:06:39
Luca Sbisa, New York Islanders - Undisclosed
Sbisa has an undefined injury and it is unclear if he will play against the Penguins on Monday.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-09 13:04:33
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-09 13:04:33
Mats Zuccarello, New York Rangers - Groin
Zuccarello is sidelined with a groin injury and it is unclear when he will return to action.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-09 13:03:46
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-09 13:03:46
Adam Gaudette, Vancouver Canucks - Illness
Gaudette sat out the last game due to an illness and it is unclear if he will play Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-09 12:18:06
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-09 12:18:06
Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers - Lower Body
Couturier missed his second-straight game with a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will be available Wednesday against the Flames.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-12-09 12:16:36
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-12-09 12:16:36
Curtis McElhinney, Carolina Hurricanes - Lower Body
McElhinney is dealing with a lower-body injury and it is uncertain when he will return to the lineup.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-09 11:57:02
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-09 11:57:02
Kyle Clifford, Los Angeles Kings - Upper Body
Clifford has an upper-body injury and will not suit up Monday against the Red Wings.
out - Out Mon
Updated 2018-12-09 11:32:32
out - Out Mon
Updated 2018-12-09 11:32:32
Connor Murphy, Chicago Blackhawks - Back
Murphy is sidelined with an injured back but is expected to return for Sunday's game versus the Canadiens.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-09 11:28:58
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-09 11:28:58
Josh Morrissey, Winnipeg Jets - Lower Body
Morrissey has sat out the last two games with a lower-body injury but is likely to return against the Flyers.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-09 11:28:30
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-09 11:28:30
Juuso Valimaki, Calgary Flames - Lower Body
Valimaki is expected to miss multiple weeks due to a lower-body injury.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-08 17:54:39
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-08 17:54:39
Tom Wilson, Washington Capitals - Concussion
Wilson was held out of the previous two games with concussion-like symptoms and it is unlikely he will be available against the Red Wings on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-08 17:49:23
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-08 17:49:23
Bobby Ryan, Ottawa Senators - Concussion
Ryan has been placed on the injured reserve with a concussion and there is no timetable for his return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-08 17:46:55
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-08 17:46:55
Dominik Simon, Pittsburgh Penguins - Lower Body
Simon has landed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury it is uncertain if he will be available for Monday's tilt against the Islanders.
I-R - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-08 17:46:15
I-R - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-08 17:46:15
Patric Hornqvist, Pittsburgh Penguins - Undisclosed
Hornqvist missed the last game due to an unspecified injury and it is unclear if he will lace up for Monday's matchup against the Islanders.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-08 17:45:15
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-08 17:45:15
Denis Malgin, Florida Panthers - Upper Body
Malgin has been sidelined with an upper-body issue but may return Tuesday against the Blues.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-08 17:43:57
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-08 17:43:57
Nick Bjugstad, Florida Panthers - Upper Body
Bjustad missed the last game with an upper body injury and it is unclear if he will suit up Tuesday against the Blues.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-08 17:43:25
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-08 17:43:25
Adam McQuaid, New York Rangers - Lower Body
McQuaid is on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury but is eyeing a return for Monday's contest against the Lightning.
I-R - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-08 17:42:11
I-R - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-08 17:42:11
Pavel Buchnevich, New York Rangers - Thumb
Buchnevich has been designated for the injured reserve list with a broken thumb and will not return Monday against the Lightning.
I-R - Out Mon
Updated 2018-12-08 17:40:55
I-R - Out Mon
Updated 2018-12-08 17:40:55
Brendan Smith, New York Rangers - Upper Body
Smith missed the last game dealing with an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will suit up Monday against the Lightning.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-08 17:38:25
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-08 17:38:25
Tom Kuhnhackl, New York Islanders - Undisclosed
Kuhnhackl missed the last game for unknown reasons and his status for Monday's game against the Penguins is in question.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-08 17:35:47
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-08 17:35:47
Adam Erne, Tampa Bay Lightning - Illness
Erne has been sidelined due to illness and it is unclear when he will return to the lineup.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-08 17:29:47
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-08 17:29:47
Anthony Duclair, Columbus Blue Jackets - Undisclosed
Duclair has missed the last four games due to an unspecified ailment but is expected to make his return against the Capitals on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-08 15:45:21
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-08 15:45:21
Vinnie Hinostroza, Arizona Coyotes - Lower Body
Hinostroza has been placed on the injured reserve with a lower-body injury and is without a clear timetable for a return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-08 15:44:17
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-08 15:44:17
Trevor Daley, Detroit Red Wings - Lower Body
Daley has been placed on the injured reserve with a lower-body injry and is without a clear timetable for a return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-08 14:57:38
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-08 14:57:38
Mikael Backlund, Calgary Flames - Concussion
Backlund has been placed on the injured reserve due to a concussion and it is unclear when he will make a return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-08 14:57:04
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-08 14:57:04
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning - Foot
Vasilevskiy has been placed on injured reserve with a left foot fracture and it is unknown if he will be available against the Jets on December 16.
I-R - Ques Dec 16
Updated 2018-12-08 11:35:40
I-R - Ques Dec 16
Updated 2018-12-08 11:35:40
Maxime Lajoie, Ottawa Senators - Undisclosed
Lajoie sat out his third-straight game with an undefined injury but is expected to play Saturday against the Penguins.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-08 11:32:10
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-08 11:32:10
Marco Scandella, Buffalo Sabres - Upper Body
Scandella has landed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury and it is undetermined if he will be activated prior to Tuesday's matchup against the Kings.
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-08 11:01:34
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-08 11:01:34
Matt Hunwick, Buffalo Sabres - Neck
Hunwick missed the previous game dealing with a neck injury and it is unknown if he will play against the Kings on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-08 11:00:46
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-08 11:00:46
Carter Hutton, Buffalo Sabres - Upper Body
Hutton sat out the last game dealing with an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will play Tuesday against the Kings.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-08 11:00:01
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-08 11:00:01
Alexander Steen, St. Louis Blues - Upper Body
Steen is hampered by an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will suit up for Sunday's game against the Canucks.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2018-12-08 06:27:24
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2018-12-08 06:27:24
Matt Duchene, Ottawa Senators - Lower Body
Duchene is on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. There is no definitive timetable set for his return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-08 04:30:21
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-08 04:30:21
Kasperi Kapanen, Toronto Maple Leafs - Undisclosed
Kapanen is likely to play against the Bruins on Saturday despite being involved in a minor car accident.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-08 04:28:43
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-08 04:28:43
William Nylander, Toronto Maple Leafs - Undisclosed
Nylander was involved in a minor vehicle collision but is expected to suit up for Saturday's game against the Bruins.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-08 04:25:59
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-08 04:25:59
Andrew Copp, Winnipeg Jets - Concussion
Copp is on injured reserve with concussion-like symptoms and has no timetable for a return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-07 17:13:00
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-07 17:13:00
Ryan Lomberg, Calgary Flames - Suspension
Lomberg has been suspended two games and will be eligible to return Wednesday against the Flyers.
out - Elig Wed
Updated 2018-12-07 16:18:12
out - Elig Wed
Updated 2018-12-07 16:18:12
Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames - Suspension
Giordano has been suspended two games for a knee-on-knee hit and is eligible to return Wednesday against the Flyers.
out - Elig Wed
Updated 2018-12-07 16:10:05
out - Elig Wed
Updated 2018-12-07 16:10:05
Micheal Ferland, Carolina Hurricanes - Concussion
Ferland has a concussion and has been placed on injured reserve.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-07 15:09:17
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-07 15:09:17
Casey Nelson, Buffalo Sabres - Upper Body
Nelson has been placed on injured reserve due to an upper-body injury.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-07 15:07:55
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-07 15:07:55
T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals - Concussion
Oshie is on injured reserve with concussion-like symptoms and there is no timetable for return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-07 14:10:27
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-07 14:10:27

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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