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).

Adam Lowry, Winnipeg Jets - Arm
Lowery is sidelined with an arm injury, and he is expected to miss at least four to six weeks of action.
out - Early March
Updated 2020-01-20 12:23:22
out - Early March
Updated 2020-01-20 12:23:22
William Karlsson, Vegas Golden Knights - Upper Body
Karlsson is sidelined with an upper-body injury, and it is unclear if he will return to action against the Hurricanes on Jan. 31.
questionable - Ques Jan 31
Updated 2020-01-20 12:22:33
questionable - Ques Jan 31
Updated 2020-01-20 12:22:33
Cody Glass, Vegas Golden Knights - Knee
Glass is expected to be out until at least Jan. 31 against the Hurricanes due to a bone bruise in his right knee.
questionable - Ques Jan 31
Updated 2020-01-20 12:21:56
questionable - Ques Jan 31
Updated 2020-01-20 12:21:56
Joonas Donskoi, Colorado Avalanche - Concussion
Donskoi has missed the past five games with a concussion, and it is unclear if he will return to the lineup Feb. 1 against the Flyers.
out - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-20 12:18:48
out - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-20 12:18:48
Jonathan Ericsson, Detroit Red Wings - Nose
Ericsson has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from a nose injury, but it is uncertain when he will return to the lineup.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-01-20 12:17:55
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-01-20 12:17:55
Valtteri Filppula, Detroit Red Wings - Lower Body
Filppula exited the last game with a lower-body injury, but he is expected to be available Monday against the Avalanche.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-20 11:56:13
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-20 11:56:13
, Pittsburgh Penguins - Concussion
Kahun sustained a concussion, and it is unknown how long it will take him to pass protocol.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-01-20 11:38:03
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-01-20 11:38:03
Dominik Simon, Pittsburgh Penguins - Lower Body
Simon exited the previous game with a lower-body injury, but it is not expected to impede his status against the Flyers on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-20 11:12:16
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-20 11:12:16
Dominic Toninato, Florida Panthers - Illness
Toninato is ailing from an illness, but the symptoms will likely subside in time for Monday's matchup against the Wild.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-20 11:11:30
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-20 11:11:30
Justin Schultz, Pittsburgh Penguins - Lower Body
Schultz has been shifted to the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, and it is unclear if he will return to the lineup against the Flyers on Tuesday.
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-01-20 10:06:14
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-01-20 10:06:14
Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild - Illness
Koivu is battling an illness, and he will not be available to play Monday against the Panthers.
out - Out Mon
Updated 2020-01-20 09:06:45
out - Out Mon
Updated 2020-01-20 09:06:45
Jordan Oesterle, Arizona Coyotes - Lower Body
Oesterle has been held out of the last two games due to a lower-body injury. It has yet to be established if he will face the Ducks on Jan. 29.
questionable - Ques Jan 29
Updated 2020-01-20 09:06:33
questionable - Ques Jan 29
Updated 2020-01-20 09:06:33
Brad Hunt, Minnesota Wild - Illness
Hunt has been absent from the lineup during the previous two games due to an illness, and he will not face the Panthers on Monday.
out - Out Mon
Updated 2020-01-20 09:06:14
out - Out Mon
Updated 2020-01-20 09:06:14
Michael Raffl, Philadelphia Flyers - Upper Body
Raffl suffered an upper-body injury during the last game, and it is unlikely that he will be able to suit up Tuesday against the Penguins.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2020-01-20 08:44:22
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2020-01-20 08:44:22
Paul Stastny, Vegas Golden Knights - Face
Stastny received facial lacerations as well as lost some teeth. It is unclear if he will face the Bruins on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-01-19 18:50:34
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-01-19 18:50:34
Josh Bailey, New York Islanders - Illness
Bailey exited the last game due to an illness, and it is uncertain if the symptoms will clear up in time for Tuesday's clash against the Rangers.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-01-19 18:27:49
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-01-19 18:27:49
Brendan Lemieux, New York Rangers - Hand
Lemieux has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a hand fracture, and he is likely to return for Sunday's matchup against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-01-19 15:46:49
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-01-19 15:46:49
Darcy Kuemper, Arizona Coyotes - Lower Body
Kuemper has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from a lower-body injury, and he is expected to return Jan. 29 versus the Ducks.
questionable - Ques Jan 29
Updated 2020-01-19 15:44:50
questionable - Ques Jan 29
Updated 2020-01-19 15:44:50
Chris Driedger, Florida Panthers - Lower Body
Driedger is sidelined with a lower-body injury, and he is expected to be out of action until the middle of February.
out - Mid Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 15:40:42
out - Mid Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 15:40:42
Matt Martin, New York Islanders - Upper Body
Martin is battling an upper-body injury, and it is unclear if he will play Sunday against the Hurricanes.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2020-01-19 14:04:21
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2020-01-19 14:04:21
Tucker Poolman, Winnipeg Jets - Lower Body
Poolman has landed on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, and he is not expected to return until the early part of February.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:37:56
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:37:56
Trevor Moore, Toronto Maple Leafs - Concussion
Moore has been sent to the injured reserve list with a concussion, and it is unknown if he will be activated in time for Jan. 27 versus the Predators.
I-R - Ques Jan 27
Updated 2020-01-19 13:37:22
I-R - Ques Jan 27
Updated 2020-01-19 13:37:22
Jake Muzzin, Toronto Maple Leafs - Foot
Muzzin has landed on the injured reserve list with a broken bone in his foot, and it is undetermined if he will come off the IR in time for Jan. 27 versus the Predators.
I-R - Ques Jan 27
Updated 2020-01-19 13:36:56
I-R - Ques Jan 27
Updated 2020-01-19 13:36:56
Sammy Blais, St. Louis Blues - Wrist
Blais has hit the injured reserve list due to right wrist surgery has been ruled out until at least the beginning of February.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:36:16
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:36:16
Colton Parayko, St. Louis Blues - Upper Body
Parayko has landed on the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury, and he is expected to be out of the lineup until at least the start of February.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:35:53
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:35:53
Anders Nilsson, Ottawa Senators - Concussion
Nilsson has been shifted to injured reserve due to a concussion, and he is not expected to return until at least the start of February.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:35:21
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:35:21
Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Ottawa Senators - Neck
Pageau has sat out the last two games due to a sore neck, and it is unclear if he will line up Jan. 27 against the Devils.
questionable - Ques Jan 27
Updated 2020-01-19 13:34:58
questionable - Ques Jan 27
Updated 2020-01-19 13:34:58
Matthew Boucher, Los Angeles Kings - Lower Body
Lizotte is sidelined with a lower-body injury, and he will not return to the ice until at least the beginning of February.
out - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:34:17
out - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:34:17
Matt Benning, Edmonton Oilers - Head
Benning is on the injured reserve list with a head injury, and it is expected that he will be sidelined until the start of February.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:33:50
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:33:50
Andreas Athanasiou, Detroit Red Wings - Lower Body
Athanasiou is on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury and is expected to be out of commission until at least the beginning of February.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:33:24
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:33:24
Jonathan Bernier, Detroit Red Wings - Lower Body
Bernier has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury. He is expected to be held out of action until at least the start of February.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:32:57
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:32:57
Josh Anderson, Columbus Blue Jackets - Shoulder
Anderson has been sent to the injured reserve list with a shoulder injury and is expected to be out until at least the beginning of February.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:32:31
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:32:31
Dylan Strome, Chicago Blackhawks - Ankle
Strome has landed on injured reserve with a right ankle injury, and he is not expected to return until at least the start of February.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:31:58
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:31:58
Jeff Skinner, Buffalo Sabres - Shoulder
Skinner has landed on the injured reserve list with a shoulder injury and is expected to be out until at least the beginning of February.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:31:28
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:31:28
Brian Dumoulin, Pittsburgh Penguins - Ankle
Dumoulin has been designated for the injured reserve list and is expected to be out of action until at least the beginning of February after having surgery to repair lacerated tendons in his left ankle.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 12:22:41
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 12:22:41
Nick Bjugstad, Pittsburgh Penguins - Abdominal
Bjugstad has landed on injured reserve after having core muscle surgery, and he is expected to be out of the lineup until at least the start of February.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 12:22:14
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 12:22:14
Justin Williams, Carolina Hurricanes - Acquired
Williams recently signed with the organization, but he is expected to make his season debut Sunday versus the Islanders.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-01-19 11:09:58
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-01-19 11:09:58
Oliver Bjorkstrand, Columbus Blue Jackets - Ribs
Bjorkstrand has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from rib cartilage contusion and an oblique strain. He is likely to return Sunday against the Rangers.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-01-19 11:03:38
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-01-19 11:03:38
David Krejci, Boston Bruins - Upper Body
Krejci has been held out of the previous two games with an upper-body injury, and it is unknown if he will draw back into the lineup Tuesday against the Golden Knights.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-01-19 10:01:09
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-01-19 10:01:09
Miro Heiskanen, Dallas Stars - Concussion
Heiskanen is in concussion protocol, and it is unknown if he will be cleared for January 27 against the Lightning.
questionable - Ques Jan 27
Updated 2020-01-19 08:54:54
questionable - Ques Jan 27
Updated 2020-01-19 08:54:54
Louis Domingue, New Jersey Devils - Lower Body
Domingue missed the last game with a lower-body injury, and his availability against the Senators on Monday is in question.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2020-01-18 16:30:35
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2020-01-18 16:30:35
Brandon Saad, Chicago Blackhawks - Ankle
Saad has been activated from the injured reserve list due to a twisted right ankle. It is expected that he will be available for Saturday's game versus the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 16:02:00
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 16:02:00
MacKenzie MacEachern, St. Louis Blues - Leg
MacEachern exited the last game with a lower-body injury, and it is unclear if he will be available for Monday's clash against the Canucks.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2020-01-18 15:04:20
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2020-01-18 15:04:20
Radek Faksa, Dallas Stars - Upper Body
Faksa is on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, and there is no timetable for return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-01-18 12:23:35
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-01-18 12:23:35
Stephen Johns, Dallas Stars - Head
Johns is recovering from post traumatic headaches that kept him out of the 2018-2019 season. He has been activated from the injured reserve list, and it is unclear if he will make his season debut Saturday against the Wild.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 11:43:28
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 11:43:28
Kevin Rooney, New Jersey Devils - Illness
Rooney missed the last game with an illness, but it is likely that he will suit up against the Blue Jackets on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 11:40:39
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 11:40:39
Justin Braun, Philadelphia Flyers - Groin
Braun is sidelined with a groin injury. It is expected that he will return to action for Saturday's matchup versus the Kings.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 11:32:49
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 11:32:49
Mackenzie Blackwood, New Jersey Devils - Upper Body
Blackwood has sat out the previous four games due to an upper-body injury, but it is projected that he will return to the crease Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 11:31:50
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 11:31:50
Sergei Bobrovsky, Florida Panthers - Upper Body
Bobrovsky has been held out of the previous two games due to an upper-body ailment but is expected to lace up for Saturday's clash with the Red Wings.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 10:34:35
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 10:34:35
Mattias Janmark, Dallas Stars - Illness
Janmark was held out of the previous game due to an illness, but it is projected that he will lace up against the Wild on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 09:43:11
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 09:43:11

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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