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).

NHL Injuries
Winnipeg Jets logo
Expected Return Sat Jan 23, 2021
Nate Thompson - DAY-TO-DAY - Lower Body
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Nate Thompson | Thompson suffered a lower-body injury and will not return to Thursday's game against the Senators.
Detroit Red Wings logo
Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Jon Merrill - DAY-TO-DAY - Covid-19
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Jon Merrill | Merrill was added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list Thursday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Detroit Red Wings logo
Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Sam Gagner - DAY-TO-DAY - Covid-19
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Sam Gagner | Gagner has been added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
New Jersey Devils logo
Expected Return Sun Jan 24, 2021
MacKenzie Blackwood - OUT - Covid-19
Thu Jan 21, 2021
MacKenzie Blackwood | Blackwood has been added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list, so he won't be available for Thursday night's game against the Islanders, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Toronto Maple Leafs logo
Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Auston Matthews - DAY-TO-DAY - Undisclosed
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Auston Matthews | Matthews left Thursday's practice session early with an undisclosed issue. Coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters Matthews, "wasn't feeling great after the game yesterday," per Joshua Kloke of The Athletic.
Dallas Stars logo
Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
John Klingberg - DAY-TO-DAY - Undisclosed
Thu Jan 21, 2021
John Klingberg | Klingberg (undisclosed) didn't practice Thursday due to "medical reasons," Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.
Vancouver Canucks logo
Expected Return Thu Jan 28, 2021
Travis Hamonic - IR - Undisclosed
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Travis Hamonic | Hamonic is expect to miss a "few" games due to an upper-body injury, Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.

Thu Jan 21, 2021
Travis Hamonic | The Canucks placed Hamonic (upper body) on injured reserve Thursday, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.
Wed Jan 20, 2021
Travis Hamonic | Hamonic (undisclosed) left Wednesday's game versus the Canadiens in the third period and did not return, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.
Vancouver Canucks logo
Expected Return unknown
Alexander Edler - DAY-TO-DAY - Upper Body
Laceration
Wed Jan 20, 2021
Alexander Edler | Edler suffered an upper-body injury and won't return to Wednesday's game against the Canadiens.
Toronto Maple Leafs logo
Expected Return Sun Jan 24, 2021
Joe Thornton - OUT - Upper Body
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Joe Thornton | Thornton (upper body) will miss at least Friday's clash with Edmonton, David Alter of The Hockey News reports. Additionally, the veteran is expected to undergo an MRI on Thursday, per Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Joe Thornton | Thornton exited in the third period of Wednesday's game against the Oilers with an upper-body injury, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Wed Jan 20, 2021
Joe Thornton | Coach Sheldon Keefe said following Wednesday's win over the Oilers that Thornton (undisclosed) is expected to miss time, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.
St. Louis Blues logo
Expected Return Sat Jan 23, 2021
Marco Scandella - OUT - Upper Body
Wed Jan 20, 2021
Marco Scandella | Scandella (undisclosed) won't play in Wednesday's game against the Sharks, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Marco Scandella | Scandella missed Wednesday's game against the Sharks due to an upper-body injury.
Washington Capitals logo
Expected Return Sat Jan 30, 2021
Ilya Samsonov - IR-NR - Covid-19
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (COVID-19 protocols) will miss at least the next four games due to quarantine restrictions, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Thu Jan 21, 2021
Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov has tested positive for COVID-19, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Wed Jan 20, 2021
Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Washington Capitals logo
Expected Return Sat Jan 30, 2021
Dmitry Orlov - OUT - Covid-19
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Dmitry Orlov | Orlov (COVID-19 protocols) will be out of the lineup for a minimum of four games, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Dmitry Orlov | Orlov was placed in the league's COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Washington Capitals logo
Expected Return Sat Jan 30, 2021
Alex Ovechkin - IR-NR - Covid-19
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Alex Ovechkin | Ovechkin (COVID-19 protocols) will be unavailable for Washington's next four games after entering quarantine, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Alex Ovechkin | Ovechkin was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Washington Capitals logo
Expected Return Sat Jan 30, 2021
Evgeny Kuznetsov - IR-NR - Covid-19
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Evgeny Kuznetsov | Head coach Peter Laviolette announced that Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) will miss at least the next four games due to quarantine restrictions, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Evgeny Kuznetsov | Kuznetsov was added to the COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Arizona Coyotes logo
Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Barrett Hayton - DAY-TO-DAY - Undisclosed
Wed Jan 20, 2021
Barrett Hayton | Hayton (undisclosed) won't play Wednesday against Vegas, Craig Morgan of NHL Network reports.
Buffalo Sabres logo
Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Riley Sheahan - DAY-TO-DAY - Face
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Riley Sheahan | Sheahan picked up an assist in Monday's victory over Philadelphia.

Tue Jan 19, 2021
Riley Sheahan | Sheahan went to the locker room in the third period of Tuesday's game versus the Flyers after taking a puck to the face, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Expected Return Tue Feb 9, 2021
Juuso Riikola - IR - Upper Body
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Juuso Riikola | Riikola (upper body) is expected to be out of the lineup long term according to coach Mike Sullivan, Pens Inside Scoop reports.

Tue Jan 19, 2021
Juuso Riikola | Riikola (undisclosed) did not join the Penguins on the bench to start the third period of Tuesday's game versus the Capitals.
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Juuso Riikola | Riikola suffered an upper-body injury in Tuesday's game versus the Capitals.
Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Expected Return Tue Feb 2, 2021
Marcus Pettersson - OUT - Upper Body
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Marcus Pettersson | Pettersson (upper body) was labeled week-to-week by coach Mike Sullivan, Pens Inside Scoop reports.

Tue Jan 19, 2021
Marcus Pettersson | Pettersson (undisclosed) left Tuesday's game versus the Capitals after a hard hit from T.J. Oshie.
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Marcus Pettersson | Pettersson is dealing with an upper-body injury, according to head coach Mike Sullivan.
Philadelphia Flyers logo
Expected Return Thu Jan 28, 2021
Philippe Myers - OUT - Ribs
Fracture
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Philippe Myers | Myers is considered week-to-week with a fractured rib.

Tue Jan 19, 2021
Philippe Myers | Myers (undisclosed) was injured on a hit by Buffalo's Jake McCabe in the first period of Tuesday's game,Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Philippe Myers | Myers (undisclosed) will get an MRI and there should be an update regarding his injury Wednesday.
Buffalo Sabres logo
Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Carter Hutton - OUT - Upper Body
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Carter Hutton | Hutton (upper body) won't join Buffalo for its two-game road trip versus the Capitals, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

Tue Jan 19, 2021
Carter Hutton | Hutton will be between the pipes Tuesday in Philadelphia, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Carter Hutton | Hutton did not return for the third period of Tuesday's game in Philadelphia following a collision in the second period.
Philadelphia Flyers logo
Expected Return Thu Jan 28, 2021
Morgan Frost - IR - Shoulder
Dislocated
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Morgan Frost | Frost has been ruled out indefinitely with a dislocated left shoulder.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Morgan Frost | The Flyers placed Frost (undisclosed) on injured reserve Wednesday, per Cap Friendly.
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Morgan Frost | Frost exited Tuesday's contest versus the Sabres with an undisclosed injury, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Morgan Frost | Frost (undisclosed) is expected to get an MRI on Tuesday after leaving the game against Buffalo with an injury.
Carolina Hurricanes logo
Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Jaccob Slavin - OUT - Covid-19
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Jaccob Slavin | Slavin was added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list Tuesday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Carolina Hurricanes logo
Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Jordan Martinook - OUT - Covid-19
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Jordan Martinook | Martinook was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Tuesday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Carolina Hurricanes logo
Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Warren Foegele - OUT - Covid-19
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Warren Foegele | Foegele was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Tuesday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Carolina Hurricanes logo
Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Teuvo Teravainen - OUT - Covid-19
Not Specified
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Teuvo Teravainen | Teravainen left Monday's win over the Predators due to an undisclosed injury, Brett Finger of Canes Country reports.

Tue Jan 19, 2021
Teuvo Teravainen | Teravainen was added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list Tuesday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Colorado Avalanche logo
Expected Return Sun Jan 24, 2021
Andre Burakovsky - OUT - Upper Body
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Andre Burakovsky | Burakovsky (upper body) got onto the ice for Thursday's game-day skate but won't be an option against the Kings. Coach Jared Bednar described it as a "step in the right direction," Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Andre Burakovsky | Burakovsky (upper body) didn't practice Wednesday, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Andre Burakovsky | Burakovsky will miss Tuesday's matchup with the Kings after suffering an upper-body injury, AJ Haefele of DNVR reports.
Colorado Avalanche logo
Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Pavel Francouz - OUT - Lower Body
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Pavel Francouz | Francouz (lower body) won't dress for Thursday's clash with the Kings.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Pavel Francouz | Francouz is battling a lower-body injury, Scott MacDonald of Colorado Hockey Now reports.
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Pavel Francouz | Francouz (undisclosed) is day-to-day and won't suit up for Tuesday's game against the Kings, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Ottawa Senators logo
Expected Return Sat Jan 23, 2021
Tim Stuetzle - OUT - Undisclosed
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Tim Stutzle | As expected, Stutzle (undisclosed) won't play Thursday against the Jets, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com reports.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Tim Stutzle | Stutzle (undisclosed) is in doubt against Winnipeg on Wednesday, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Tim Stutzle | Stuetzle won't be available Tuesday night against the Jets due to a minor injury.
Calgary Flames logo
Expected Return Sun Jan 24, 2021
Dillon Dube - DAY-TO-DAY - Lower Body
Wed Jan 20, 2021
Dillon Dube | Dube is dealing with a lower-body injury and is considered day-to-day after being held out of practice Wednesday.

Mon Jan 18, 2021
Dillon Dube | Dube (undisclosed) left Monday's contest against the Canucks and underwent further evaluation.
Anaheim Ducks logo
Expected Return Fri Mar 5, 2021
Josh Manson - IR - Oblique
Not Specified
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Josh Manson | Manson has been placed on injured reserve and will be sidelined for approximately six weeks with an oblique injury he suffered during Monday's win over Minnesota.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Josh Manson | Manson (upper body) won't play Wednesday against Minnesota, Felix Sicard of The Fourth Period reports.
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Josh Manson | Manson (upper body) missed Tuesday's practice session, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Mon Jan 18, 2021
Josh Manson | Manson left Monday's game against Minnesota with an upper-body injury and is not expected to return.
Dallas Stars logo
Expected Return Thu Jan 28, 2021
Blake Comeau - IR-NR - Undisclosed
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Blake Comeau | The Stars' placed Comeau (undisclosed) on injured reserve Wednesday, per TSN.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Blake Comeau | Comeau (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Predators, and coach Rick Bowness doesn't have a timeline for his return, Matthew DeFranks of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Mon Jan 18, 2021
Blake Comeau | Comeau is considered day-to-day after missing Monday's intrasquad scrimmage, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Los Angeles Kings logo
Expected Return Thu Jan 28, 2021
Matt Luff - IR - Undisclosed
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Matt Luff | The Kings shifted Luff (undisclosed) to injured reserve Thursday, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Matt Luff | Luff (undisclosed) won't be available for Thursday's game against the Avalanche, John Hoven of SiriusXM NHL Network Radio reports.
Mon Jan 18, 2021
Matt Luff | Luff missed practice Monday and won't play Tuesday against the Avalanche due to an undisclosed injury, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
New Jersey Devils logo
Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Aaron Dell - OUT - Undisclosed
Mon Jan 18, 2021
Aaron Dell | The Devils claimed Dell off waivers from the Maple Leafs on Monday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Detroit Red Wings logo
Expected Return Sat Jan 30, 2021
Adam Erne - IR-NR - Covid-19
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Adam Erne | Erne (COVID-19 protocols) won't travel with the Red Wings for their upcoming four-game road trip, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Tue Jan 19, 2021
Adam Erne | Erne (COVID-19 protocol) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game versus the Blue Jackets, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Mon Jan 18, 2021
Adam Erne | Erne (COVID-19 protocol) is out of the lineup Monday against the Blue Jackets.
Detroit Red Wings logo
Expected Return Sat Jan 30, 2021
Robby Fabbri - IR-NR - Covid-19
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Robby Fabbri | Fabbri (COVID-19 protocols) won't travel with the Red Wings for their upcoming four-game road trip, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Tue Jan 19, 2021
Robby Fabbri | Fabbri (COVID-19 protocol) won't play in Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Mon Jan 18, 2021
Robby Fabbri | Fabbri (COVID-19 protocol) is out of the lineup Monday against the Blue Jackets.
Edmonton Oilers logo
Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Troy Grosenick - IR-NR - Covid-19
Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Expected Return Sun Jan 24, 2021
Mike Matheson - IR - Upper Body
Not Specified
Sun Jan 17, 2021
Mike Matheson | Head coach Mike Sullivan said Sunday that Matheson is out "longer term" with an upper-body injury, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Sun Jan 17, 2021
Mike Matheson | Matheson (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Winnipeg Jets logo
Expected Return Sat Jan 23, 2021
Patrik Laine - OUT - Upper Body
Not Specified
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Patrik Laine | Laine (upper body), as expected, will not be in the lineup against Ottawa on Thursday, Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV reports.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Patrik Laine | Laine (upper body) was labeled "doubtful" for Thursday's game against Ottawa by coach Paul Maurice on Wednesday, Brent Wallace of TSN Ottawa reports.
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Patrik Laine | Laine (upper body) will miss Tuesday's clash with Ottawa, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Mon Jan 18, 2021
Patrik Laine | Laine (undisclosed) is participating in Monday's morning skate, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
Mon Jan 18, 2021
Patrik Laine | Laine (undisclosed) was on the ice briefly to begin Monday's morning skate but left before the skate officially started, marking the second consecutive practice that he has left early, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Mon Jan 18, 2021
Patrik Laine | Laine (upper body) won't play Monday in Toronto, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Sun Jan 17, 2021
Patrik Laine | Laine (undisclosed) left Sunday's practice early and will be re-evaluated Monday morning, Sara Orlesky of TSN.ca reports.
Winnipeg Jets logo
Expected Return Sat Jan 23, 2021
Dylan Demelo - OUT - Personal
Sun Jan 17, 2021
Dylan DeMelo | DeMelo (personal) was back with the Jets for Sunday's practice, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.

Sun Jan 17, 2021
Dylan DeMelo | DeMelo (personal) won't travel with the team on its upcoming three-game road trip, Sara Orlesky of TSN.ca reports.
St. Louis Blues logo
Expected Return Sun Jan 24, 2021
Robert Bortuzzo - IR - Upper Body
Not Specified
Sun Jan 17, 2021
Robert Bortuzzo | Bortuzzo (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Toronto Maple Leafs logo
Expected Return Mon Feb 15, 2021
Nicholas Robertson - IR-LT - Knee
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Nick Robertson | Robertson (knee) was placed on long-term injured reserve Thursday.

Mon Jan 18, 2021
Nick Robertson | Robertson (knee) will miss at least four weeks after getting back the results of the MRI on his injury, per coach Sheldon Keefe, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Nick Robertson | Robertson was promoted from the taxi squad Saturday, David Alter of The Canadian Press reports.
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Nick Robertson | Robertson will suit up in Saturday's game versus the Senators, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Nick Robertson | Robertson (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game versus the Senators.
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Nick Robertson | Robertson (knee) is set to get an MRI to determine how severe the knee injury he suffered in Saturday's game versus the Senators is, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.
Arizona Coyotes logo
Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Oliver Ekman-Larsson - IR - Lower Body
Not Specified
Mon Jan 18, 2021
Oliver Ekman-Larsson | Ekman-Larsson is considered week-to-week with a lower-body injury, Jon Lane of NHL.com reports.

Sun Jan 17, 2021
Oliver Ekman-Larsson | Ekman-Larsson will miss at least two games after suffering a lower-body injury in Saturday's win over the Sharks, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Sun Jan 17, 2021
Oliver Ekman-Larsson | Ekman-Larsson (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Oliver Ekman-Larsson | Ekman-Larsson had to be helped off the ice after taking Evander Kane's stick to the back of his neck in the third period of Saturday's 5-3 win over the Sharks.
Tampa Bay Lightning logo
Expected Return Sat Jan 23, 2021
Curtis McElhinney - OUT - Covid-19
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Curtis McElhinney | McElhinney was placed in the NHL"s COVID-19 protocol Saturday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Winnipeg Jets logo
Expected Return Sat Jan 23, 2021
Tucker Poolman - IR-NR - Covid-19
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Tucker Poolman | Poolman was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Monday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Boston Bruins logo
Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Ondrej Kase - IR - Upper Body
Mon Jan 18, 2021
Ondrej Kase | Kase (upper body) won't play Monday against the Islanders, per coach Bruce Cassidy, Evan Marinofsky of CLNS Media reports.

Mon Jan 18, 2021
Ondrej Kase | Kase (upper body) has been placed on IR by the Bruins.
Sun Jan 17, 2021
Ondrej Kase | Kase (upper body) is doubtful to play in Monday's game against the Islanders.
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Ondrej Kase | Kase was forced out of Saturday's game against the Devils with an upper-body injury, Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe reports.
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Expected Return Sat Jan 30, 2021
Sean Couturier - OUT - Ribs
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Sean Couturier | Couturier has been ruled out for at least two weeks with a Costochondral separation.

Fri Jan 15, 2021
Sean Couturier | Couturier (undisclosed) left Friday's contest against the Penguins in the first period, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
Fri Jan 15, 2021
Sean Couturier | Couturier will get an MRI on his shoulder Saturday after leaving Friday's game against the Penguins.
Winnipeg Jets logo
Expected Return Sat Jan 23, 2021
Anton Forsberg - IR-NR - Covid-19
Fri Jan 15, 2021
Anton Forsberg | Forsberg was put on the league's COVID-19 protocol list Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

Fri Jan 15, 2021
Anton Forsberg | Forsberg was picked up off the waiver wire by the Jets from the Hurricanes on Friday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Carolina Hurricanes logo
Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Jordan Staal - OUT - Covid-19
Fri Jan 15, 2021
Jordan Staal | Staal is unavailable due to COVID-19 protocols, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
New York Rangers logo
Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Kevin Rooney - DAY-TO-DAY - Undisclosed
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Kevin Rooney | Rooney (undisclosed) won't play in Tuesday's game against the Devils, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

Sat Jan 16, 2021
Kevin Rooney | Rooney (undisclosed) won't suit up for Saturday's game against the Islanders, Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic reports.
Fri Jan 15, 2021
Kevin Rooney | Rooney (undisclosed) was labeled day-to-day ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Islanders.
Thu Jan 14, 2021
Kevin Rooney | Rooney (undisclosed) was injured on a third-period collision with Ross Johnston, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Edmonton Oilers logo
Expected Return Sat Feb 6, 2021
Mike Smith - IR-LT - Undisclosed
Fri Jan 15, 2021
Mike Smith | Smith (undisclosed) won't be available for Saturday's matchup with Montreal.

Fri Jan 15, 2021
Mike Smith | According to sources, Smith (undisclosed) may be facing a multi-week absence, The Province's Patrick Johnston reports.
Fri Jan 15, 2021
Mike Smith | Smith (undisclosed) was placed on long-term injured reserve Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Thu Jan 14, 2021
Mike Smith | Smith will patrol the crease during Thursday's home game versus the Canucks, Jason Gregor of Oilers Nation reports.
Thu Jan 14, 2021
Mike Smith | Contrary to a previous report, Smith (undisclosed) will not start Thursday's game versus the Canucks, Bob Stauffer of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
San Jose Sharks logo
Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Rudolfs Balcers - IR - Not Injury Related
Thu Jan 14, 2021
Rudolfs Balcers | Balcers (immigration) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, per TSN.
Florida Panthers logo
Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Tommy Cross - IR - Undisclosed
Thu Jan 14, 2021
Tommy Cross | Cross (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, per TSN.
New Jersey Devils logo
Expected Return Thu Jan 28, 2021
Jesper Bratt - IR-NR - Covid-19
Wed Jan 20, 2021
Jesper Bratt | Bratt was added the the COVID-19 protocol list Wednesday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

Thu Jan 14, 2021
Jesper Bratt | The Devils placed Bratt (undisclosed) on injured reserve Sunday, TSN reports.
New Jersey Devils logo
Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Sami Vatanen - IR - Not Injury Related
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Sami Vatanen | Vatanen (immigration) has yet to join the team, though coach Lindy Ruff expects an update soon, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Thu Jan 14, 2021
Sami Vatanen | Vatanen will start the season on injured reserve due to visa issues, per TSN.
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Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Martin Frk - IR - Lower Body
Washington Capitals logo
Expected Return Tue Apr 6, 2021
Michal Kempny - IR - Achilles
Los Angeles Kings logo
Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Alex Turcotte - IR-NR - Lower Body
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Expected Return Fri Apr 2, 2021
Jared McIsaac - IR-NR - Shoulder
Surgery
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Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Wade Allison - IR-NR - Undisclosed
Expected Return Mon Feb 1, 2021
Tom Kuhnhackl - IR-NR - Shoulder
Surgery
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Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Kyle Okposo - IR - Undisclosed
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Kyle Okposo | Okposo (undisclosed) will join the Sabres' on their two-game road trip to Washington, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

Sun Jan 17, 2021
Kyle Okposo | Okposo (undisclosed) won't travel for the two-game road trip against the Flyers, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Fri Jan 15, 2021
Kyle Okposo | Okposo (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Friday's game versus Washington and could be sidelined for three to four more days, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Thu Jan 14, 2021
Kyle Okposo | Okposo (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Thursday's clash with the Capitals, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Philadelphia Flyers logo
Expected Return Thu Jul 1, 2021
Kirill Ustimenko - IR-NR - Hip
Los Angeles Kings logo
Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Johan Sodergran - OUT - Back
Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Expected Return Sun Feb 14, 2021
Zach Trotman - IR-LT - Knee
Fri Jan 15, 2021
Zach Trotman | Trotman underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and will be out 4-6 weeks.
Minnesota Wild logo
Expected Return Mon Feb 15, 2021
Mats Zuccarello - IR-NR - Arm
Surgery
Philadelphia Flyers logo
Expected Return Thu Jul 1, 2021
Mikhail Vorobyov - OUT - Knee
Winnipeg Jets logo
Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Jack Roslovic - OUT - Contract Dispute
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Expected Return Sun Jan 24, 2021
Michael Dal Colle - IR - Undisclosed
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Michael Dal Colle | Dal Colle (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for warmups, indicating he won't play in Thursday's game against the Devils, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Michael Dal Colle | Dal Colle (undisclosed) is getting close to a return to the Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Vancouver Canucks logo
Expected Return Mon Feb 1, 2021
Jayce Hawryluk - IR-LT - Undisclosed
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Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Darren Helm - IR-NR - Covid-19
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Darren Helm | Helm (COVID-19 protocols) could make his season debut as soon as Friday against Chicago, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Sun Jan 17, 2021
Darren Helm | Helm (COVID-19 protocols) will require at least two weeks to regain his physical form before drawing into the lineup, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Darren Helm | Helm cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Saturday but remains a non-roster player, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Calgary Flames logo
Expected Return Sat Jan 30, 2021
Tyler Parsons - OUT - Ankle
Anaheim Ducks logo
Expected Return Thu Jul 1, 2021
Ryan Kesler - IR-NR - Hip
Tampa Bay Lightning logo
Expected Return Sun Aug 1, 2021
Marian Gaborik - IR-NR - Back
Surgery
St. Louis Blues logo
Expected Return Mon Jan 25, 2021
Klim Kostin - OUT - Not Injury Related
New York Islanders logo
Expected Return Wed Jun 1, 2022
Johnny Boychuk - IR-LT - Eye
Impaired Vision
Detroit Red Wings logo
Expected Return Thu Jul 1, 2021
Henrik Zetterberg - IR-NR - Back
Columbus Blue Jackets logo
Expected Return Mon Apr 12, 2021
Gustav Nyquist - IR - Shoulder
Surgery
Washington Capitals logo
Expected Return Thu Jul 1, 2021
Henrik Lundqvist - IR-LT - Chest
Surgery
Columbus Blue Jackets logo
Expected Return Mon Aug 16, 2021
Brandon Dubinsky - IR-NR - Wrist
Dallas Stars logo
Expected Return Sun Mar 21, 2021
Ben Bishop - IR-NR - Knee
Surgery
Tampa Bay Lightning logo
Expected Return Sun Aug 1, 2021
Anders Nilsson - IR - Concussion
Concussion
Florida Panthers logo
Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Juho Lammikko - IR-NR - Covid-19
Not Specified
Mon Jan 18, 2021
Juho Lammikko | Lammikko (undisclosed) was placed in COVID-19 protocol Monday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

Thu Jan 14, 2021
Juho Lammikko | Lammikko (undisclosed) has been designated for injured reserve, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Expected Return Mon May 10, 2021
Alexander Nylander - IR-LT - Knee
Surgery
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Expected Return Thu Jul 1, 2021
Oscar Klefbom - IR-NR - Shoulder
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Expected Return Tue May 11, 2021
Nikita Kucherov - IR-LT - Hip
Surgery
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Expected Return Wed Sep 1, 2021
Bryan Little - IR - Ear
Not Specified
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Expected Return Sat Feb 20, 2021
Brendan Guhle - IR - Knee
Sprain
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Expected Return Mon Feb 1, 2021
David Pastrnak - IR - Hip
Surgery
Wed Jan 20, 2021
David Pastrnak | Pastrnak (hip) is practicing with the team Wednesday, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
David Pastrnak | Coach Bruce Cassidy noted Wednesday that Pastrnak (hip) is getting "closer" to a return to action, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
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Expected Return Mon Feb 1, 2021
Micheal Ferland - IR-LT - Head
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Expected Return Mon Apr 5, 2021
Tyler Seguin - IR-NR - Hip
Surgery
Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Sam Miletic - IR - Undisclosed
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Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Mikael Granlund - IR-NR - Undisclosed
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Mikael Granlund | Granlund (COVID-19 protocols) returned to practice Thursday, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

Thu Jan 21, 2021
Mikael Granlund | Granlund was removed from the league's COVID-19 protocol Thursday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Mikael Granlund | According to general manager David Poile, Granlund is close to completing the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, and he could return to practice with the main group this weekend, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Mikael Granlund | Granlund (COVID-19) has arrived in Nashville and has begun his mandatory seven-day quarantine, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Expected Return Wed Feb 17, 2021
Zach Aston-Reese - IR-LT - Shoulder
Surgery
Tue Jan 19, 2021
Zach Aston-Reese | Aston-Reese (shoulder) was on the ice for Tuesday's morning skate in a non-contact jersey. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "The fact that he's on the ice I think suggests that he's getting a whole lot closer. I can't give you a definitive date at this point because we don't have one."
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Expected Return Thu Feb 4, 2021
Dominic Toninato - IR-LT - Undisclosed
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Expected Return Thu Feb 4, 2021
Ian Scott - IR-NR - Hip
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Expected Return Sat Jan 23, 2021
Mikko Koivu - IR-NR - Covid-19
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Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Thomas Harley - IR-NR - Covid-19
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Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Rhett Gardner - IR-NR - Covid-19
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Rhett Gardner | Gardner (COVID-19 protocol) was recalled from AHL Texas to the taxi squad Thursday, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Ilya Lyubushkin - IR-NR - Not Injury Related
Thu Jan 14, 2021
Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (immigration) still hasn't arrived in Arizona due to visa problems, Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
Dallas Stars logo
Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Stephen Johns - IR-NR - Undisclosed
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Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Alex Stalock - IR-NR - Upper Body
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Expected Return Mon Feb 1, 2021
Marco Rossi - IR-NR - Upper Body
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Expected Return Sun Jan 24, 2021
Nico Hischier - IR-NR - Leg
Not Specified
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Nico Hischier | Hischier (leg) is improving in his recovery but won't be ready in time to play against the Islanders on Thursday. Coach Lindy Ruff told reporters, "He's feeling better every day," per Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site.
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Expected Return Tue Feb 2, 2021
Isaac Ratcliffe - IR-NR - Ribs
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Expected Return Thu Jul 1, 2021
Alexander Steen - IR-LT - Back
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Expected Return Tue Jul 6, 2021
Zemgus Girgensons - IR - Hamstring
Surgery
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Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Brent Seabrook - IR - Back
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Expected Return Tue Feb 2, 2021
Vladimir Tarasenko - IR-LT - Shoulder
Surgery
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Expected Return Tue Jun 15, 2021
Beck Malenstyn - IR - Achilles
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Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Marko Dano - IR - Undisclosed
Fri Jan 15, 2021
Marko Dano | The Jets reassigned Dano (undisclosed) from HK Tukla (Slovakia) to AHL Manitoba on Friday.

Thu Jan 14, 2021
Marko Dano | The Jets placed Dano (undisclosed) on injured reserve Wednesday, per TSN.
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Expected Return Mon Feb 1, 2021
Tanner Laczynski - OUT - Abdomen
Surgery
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Tanner Laczynski | Laczynski (abdomen) was assigned to AHL Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
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Expected Return Tue Jan 26, 2021
Zack Smith - IR - Back
Expected Return Thu Jul 1, 2021
Patrick Eaves - IR-NR - Undisclosed
Expected Return Thu Jul 1, 2021
Matt Hunwick - IR-NR - Neck
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Expected Return Sat Jan 23, 2021
Steven Kampfer - DAY-TO-DAY - Personal
St. Louis Blues logo
Expected Return Tue Feb 2, 2021
Erik Foley - IR-NR - Concussion
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Expected Return Tue Apr 27, 2021
Kirby Dach - IR-LT - Wrist
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Expected Return Fri Jan 22, 2021
Mark Pysyk - IR-NR - Covid-19
Expected Return Mon Sep 6, 2021
Ryan Mantha - OUT - Eye
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Expected Return Thu Feb 4, 2021
Jonathan Toews - IR-LT - Undisclosed
Thu Jan 14, 2021
Jonathan Toews | The Blackhawks have placed Toews (undisclosed) on long-term injured reserve, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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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