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).

William Carrier, Vegas Golden Knights - Upper Body
Carrier sustained an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will suit up for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Capitals.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-06-02 19:49:19
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-06-02 19:49:19
Malcolm Subban, Vegas Golden Knights - Illness
Subban is dealing with an illness and it is unclear if he will return for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Capitals.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-06-02 19:49:02
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-06-02 19:49:02
Michael Cammalleri, Edmonton Oilers - Shoulder
Cammalleri was held out of the previous game with a shoulder injury and is his status for Tuesday's contest against the Blue Jackets is up in the air.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 02:43:39
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 02:43:39
Al Montoya, Edmonton Oilers - Undisclosed
Montoya missed the last game due to an unspecified injury and it is uncertain if he will be available Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 02:42:55
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 02:42:55
Zach Kassian, Edmonton Oilers - Head
Kassian has sat out the previous five games with a head injury and it is unclear if he will play against the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 02:42:18
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 02:42:18
Michal Neuvirth, Philadelphia Flyers - Lower Body
Neuvirth suffered a lower-body injury and is on the injured reserve list. It is unclear if he will return Tuesday against the Avalanche.
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 01:46:59
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 01:46:59
Rick Nash, Boston Bruins - Upper Body
Nash missed his fourth-straight game due to an upper-body injury and it is undetermined if he will suit up for Tuesday's contest against the Jets.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:45:23
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:45:23
David Backes, Boston Bruins - Leg
Backes sat out his fourth-consecutive game due to a laceration that required 18 stitches above his right knee and it is unknown if he will return against the Jets on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:44:31
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:44:31
Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins - Upper Body
Chara has been held out of action with an upper-body injury and it is unclear when he will return to the lineup.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-26 00:43:27
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-26 00:43:27
Austin Watson, Nashville Predators - Upper Body
Watson was held out of the last game with an upper-body injury and it is undetermined if he will suit up Tuesday against the Wild.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:21:33
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:21:33
Yannick Weber, Nashville Predators - Undisclosed
Weber sat out the previous game with an undefined injury and it is unknown if he will be be available against the Wild on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:20:54
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:20:54
Alexei Emelin, Nashville Predators - Upper Body
Emelin missed the last game with an injury to his upper body and it is unclear if he will participate in Tuesday's matchup against the Wild.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:20:17
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:20:17
Brendan Leipsic, Vancouver Canucks - Upper Body
Leipsic has been held out of the previous two games with an upper-body injury and it is uncertain if he will play Tuesday against the Ducks.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:18:44
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:18:44
Ben Hutton, Vancouver Canucks - Foot
Hutton has sat out the past five games with a foot infection and it is unknown if he will return against the Ducks on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:18:09
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:18:09
Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes - Upper Body
Faulk is suffering from an upper-body injury and it is uncertain if he will be available for Monday's game against the Senators.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 23:56:54
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 23:56:54
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks - Upper Body
Toews has sat out the previous two games with an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will play Monday against the Sharks.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 23:43:18
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 23:43:18
Joel Ward, San Jose Sharks - Shoulder
Ward has been activated from the injured reserve list as he has recovered from a shoulder injury but it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-25 22:51:41
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-25 22:51:41
Andrew Hammond, Minnesota Wild - Concussion
Hammond is going through the league-mandated concussion protocol but has been activated from the injured reserve list. It is unclear when he will be available to return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-25 22:49:43
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-25 22:49:43
Christopher Tanev, Vancouver Canucks - Knee
Tanev has a knee injury and there is no timetable for return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-25 21:54:48
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-25 21:54:48
Zach Aston-Reese, Pittsburgh Penguins - Upper Body
Aston-Reese suffered an upper-body injury and there is no timetable for return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-25 21:45:42
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-25 21:45:42
Toby Enstrom, Winnipeg Jets - Lower Body
Enstrom has a lower-body injury and is expected to sit out the remainder of the regular season.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-25 21:44:03
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-25 21:44:03
Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames - Personal
Gaudreau is away from the team tending to a personal matter and will not be available Monday against the Kings.
out - Out Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 21:36:07
out - Out Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 21:36:07
Marian Gaborik, Ottawa Senators - Undisclosed
Gaborik is dealing with an unspecified issue and missed the previous game. He will not play Monday against the Hurricanes.
out - Out Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 21:15:08
out - Out Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 21:15:08
Carter Hutton, Buffalo Sabres - Neck
Hutton has been out of action due to a neck injury but is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-03-25 20:45:02
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-03-25 20:45:02
Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators - Personal
Karlsson is tending to a personal matter and will not suit up against the Hurricanes on Monday.
out - Out Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 20:44:08
out - Out Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 20:44:08
Reilly Smith, Vegas Golden Knights - Shoulder
Smith is sidelined with a shoulder injury and it is uncertain if he will return for Monday's game against the Avalanche.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 16:26:21
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 16:26:21
Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks - Undisclosed
Couture left his last game with an undisclosed injury and it is unknown if he will be available for Monday's contest against the Blackhawks.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 16:25:00
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 16:25:00
Joonas Donskoi, San Jose Sharks - Upper Body
Donskoi is dealing with an upper body injury and it is unknown if he will be available for Monday's game against the Blackhawks.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 16:23:26
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 16:23:26
Sven Andrighetto, Colorado Avalanche - Lower Body
Andrighetto has a lower body injury leaving his status for Monday's game against the Golden Knights up in the air.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 16:13:51
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 16:13:51
Dean Kukan, Columbus Blue Jackets - Upper Body
Kukan has missed the past four games with an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will play against the Oilers on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-25 02:46:56
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-25 02:46:56
Lukas Sedlak, Columbus Blue Jackets - Head
Sedlak is dealing with concussion-like symptoms and missed the previous game. His status for Tuesday's game against the Oilers is undetermined.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-25 02:46:03
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-25 02:46:03
Jack Johnson, Pittsburgh Penguins - Upper Body
Johnson is battling an upper-body injury and missed the previous game. His status for Tuesday's game against the Oilers is unknown.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-25 02:45:12
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-25 02:45:12
Scottie Upshall, St. Louis Blues - Knee
Upshall has been recovering from an MCL sprain and his status for Tuesday's game against the Sharks is unknown.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-25 02:43:35
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-25 02:43:35
Nikita Soshnikov, St. Louis Blues - Upper Body
Soshnikov missed the last two games with an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will play against the Sharks on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-25 02:43:04
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-25 02:43:04
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers - Back
Lundqvist missed his third-consecutive game with a back injury and it is unclear if he will play Monday against the Capitals.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:37:42
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:37:42
Jacob Josefson, Buffalo Sabres - Lower Body
Josefson has sat out the previous four games with an injury to his lower body and it is uncertain if he will return Monday against the Maple Leafs.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:36:25
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:36:25
Chad Johnson, St. Louis Blues - Head
Johnson missed the last two games with a head injury and it is unclear if he will play Monday against the Maple Leafs.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:35:50
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:35:50
Miles Wood, New Jersey Devils - Upper Body
Wood has sat out the previous three games with an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will return Tuesday against the Hurricanes.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-25 02:33:13
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-25 02:33:13
Roberto Luongo, Florida Panthers - Upper Body
Luongo is battling an upper-body injury and missed the last game. His status for Monday's game against the Islanders is unknown.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:31:55
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:31:55
Niklas Hjalmarsson, Arizona Coyotes - Lower Body
Hjalmarsson suffered a lower-body injury and did not play in the last two games. It is unclear if he will suit up Monday against the Lightning.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:30:33
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:30:33
Mark Stone, Ottawa Senators - Leg
Stone has been designated for the injured reserve list with a leg injury and it is undetermined if he will be activated in time for Monday's game against the Hurricanes.
I-R - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:26:51
I-R - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:26:51
Andrew Shaw, Montreal Canadiens - Head
Shaw has been held out of the past six games with a head injury and it is unknown if he will play Monday against the Red Wings.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:23:12
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:23:12
Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals - Knee
Holtby sat out the last two games due to a knee injury and it is unclear if he will play Monday against the Rangers.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:20:56
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:20:56
Colin Wilson, Colorado Avalanche - Lower Body
Wilson missed the last game with a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will play in Monday's game against the Golden Knights.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-24 20:56:28
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-24 20:56:28
Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames - Upper Body
Tkachuk has sat out the last six games due to an upper-body injury and will not suit up for Monday's game against the Kings.
out - Out Mon
Updated 2018-03-24 20:53:17
out - Out Mon
Updated 2018-03-24 20:53:17
TJ Brodie, Calgary Flames - Upper Body
Brodie missed his third-straight game with an injury to his upper body and will not play against the Kings on Monday.
out - Out Mon
Updated 2018-03-24 20:52:18
out - Out Mon
Updated 2018-03-24 20:52:18
Jonathan Bernier, Detroit Red Wings - Infection
Bernier is battling an infection from a cut he received and it is unclear if he will be available for Monday's contest against the Golden Knights.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-24 20:18:13
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-24 20:18:13
Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks - Knee
Thornton was placed on the injured reserve list after having surgery to repair his right medial collateral ligament. He will miss the remainder of the regular season, but a return in the playoffs has yet to be ruled out.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-24 14:39:21
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-24 14:39:21
Carl Gunnarsson, St. Louis Blues - Lower Body
Gunnarsson tore his ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-24 14:02:51
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-24 14:02:51
Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames - Wrist
Monahan is scheduled to have surgery on his wrist and has been shut down for the remainder of the season.
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-24 13:45:12
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-24 13:45:12

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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