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).

Tomas Tatar, Montreal Canadiens - Shoulder
Tatar is dealing with a shoulder injury, and it is undetermined if he will be good to go once the league starts back up.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-04-09 13:52:14
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-04-09 13:52:14
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 once the league comes back from its hiatus.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-04-09 07:19:49
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-04-09 07:19:49
Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues - Shoulder
Tarasenko has been added to the injured reserve list after undergoing surgery on his left shoulder. He is expected to make his long-awaited return when the league commences game action.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-04-08 21:21:19
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-04-08 21:21:19
Erik Karlsson, San Jose Sharks - Thumb
Karlsson has landed on the injured reserve list due to a fractured thumb. It remains to be seen if he will return to the ice when the league commences game action.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-04-06 10:30:33
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-04-06 10:30:33
Bryan Little, Winnipeg Jets - Ear
Little has hit the injured reserve list due to perforated eardrum and vertigo symptoms. Recent information indicated that he stands a chance at returning when the league starts back up.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-04-02 18:53:10
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-04-02 18:53:10
James van Riemsdyk, Philadelphia Flyers - Finger
van Riemsdyk has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a broken right index finger, but it is likely that he will return when the league starts back up.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-04-02 14:46:32
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-04-02 14:46:32
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 once the league comes back from its hiatus.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-31 12:51:11
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-31 12:51:11
Jake Guentzel, Pittsburgh Penguins - Shoulder
Guentzel has been placed on the injured reserve list after shoulder surgery. It is unclear if he will be activated once the league comes back from its hiatus.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-26 05:54:54
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-26 05:54:54
Dougie Hamilton, Carolina Hurricanes - Leg
Hamilton has been placed on the injured reserve list after having surgery to repair a broken left fibula, and it is up in the air if he will return to action when the league comes back.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-25 19:26:16
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-25 19:26:16
Ryan Dzingel, Carolina Hurricanes - Upper Body
Dzingel is suffering from an upper-body injury, and it has yet to be established if he will draw back into the lineup once the league reinstates game action.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-25 19:25:33
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-25 19:25:33
Sami Vatanen, Carolina Hurricanes - Leg
Vatanen is on the injured reserve list with a right leg contusion, and it remains to be seen if he will be activated in time for when the league resumes play.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-25 19:25:13
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-25 19:25:13
Adam Pelech, New York Islanders - Achilles
Pelech is on the injured reserve list with an Achilles injury. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-03-22 09:35:18
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-03-22 09:35:18
Johnny Boychuk, New York Islanders - Eye
Boychuk is sidelined after receiving 90 stitches to repair a substantial laceration to his eyelid. It is projected that he will be available when the league starts back up.
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-22 09:34:41
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-22 09:34:41
Jacob Markstrom, Vancouver Canucks - Knee
Markstrom has been added to the injured reserve list while recuperating from knee surgery. It is anticipated that he will come off the IR when the league reconvenes.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-22 09:28:09
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-22 09:28:09
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 ready once the league reconvenes.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-21 12:18:39
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-21 12:18:39
Nazem Kadri, Colorado Avalanche - Ankle
Kadri is projected to miss an extended period while on the injured reserve list due to an ankle injury.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-18 20:53:29
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-18 20:53:29
Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets - Ankle
Jones has been placed on the injured reserve list due to ankle surgery. He is expected to be ready once the league reconvenes.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-18 13:33:55
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-18 13:33:55
Alexandre Texier, Columbus Blue Jackets - Back
Texier is recuperating from a lumbar stress fracture while on the injured reserve list. Team official have yet to declare if he will come back when the league kicks back into action.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-18 13:33:28
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-18 13:33:28
Alexander Radulov, Dallas Stars - Illness
Radulov is ailing from an illness, but he is likely to be ready when the league commences game action.
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-18 12:57:18
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-18 12:57:18
Brendan Lemieux, New York Rangers - Suspension
Lemieux is serving a suspension for an illegal hit, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-15 12:29:34
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-15 12:29:34
Joonas Donskoi, Colorado Avalanche - Head
Donskoi exited the previous game due to a head injury. It is undetermined if he will take part in game action after the league declares it safe to play.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-15 11:41:05
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-15 11:41:05
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning - Abdominal
Stamkos has undergone core muscle surgery, and it has yet to be established be ready for when the league announces it is coming back.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-15 11:28:19
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-15 11:28:19
Oskar Sundqvist, St. Louis Blues - Upper Body
Sundqvist has an upper-body injury, and it is unclear if he will be ready for when the league reconvenes.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 19:36:21
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 19:36:21
Sam Gagner, Detroit Red Wings - Upper Body
Gagner is dealing with an upper-body ailment, and it is undetermined if he will be good to go once the league starts back up.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 19:30:42
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 19:30:42
Cam Atkinson, Columbus Blue Jackets - Ankle
Atkinson has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a sprained ankle. It is likely that he will be available when the league finishes its hiatus.
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 15:37:05
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 15:37:05
Travis Hamonic, Calgary Flames - Shoulder
Hamonic has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from a shoulder injury. He is likely to be ready for when the league resumes play.
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 15:34:57
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 15:34:57
Philippe Myers, Philadelphia Flyers - Knee
Myers is sidelined with a fractured right patella, and it is up in the air if he will get back in the lineup once the league reconvenes.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 13:09:52
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 13:09:52
Chris Kreider, New York Rangers - Foot
Kreider suffered a fractured bone in his left foot, and it is unknown if he will be ready for when the league deems it safe to come back.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 13:08:27
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 13:08:27
Mikko Rantanen, Colorado Avalanche - Collarbone
Rantanen has been designated for the injured reserve list with a broken collarbone. It is unknown if he will return to the fold once the league reconvenes.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 13:07:45
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 13:07:45
Mark Letestu, Winnipeg Jets - Virus
Letestu has been activated from injured reserve after to a heart condition known as myocarditis. He is not expected to return if the league resumes play before the beginning of May.
doubtful - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 13:06:11
doubtful - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 13:06:11
Oliver Bjorkstrand, Columbus Blue Jackets - Lower Body
Bjorkstrand is expected out after undergoing surgery to repair a sprain and hairline fracture of his ankle. It is up in the air if he will return when the league commences play.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 13:03:16
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 13:03:16
Luca Sbisa, Winnipeg Jets - Upper Body
Sbisa has landed on the injured reserve list and will miss an extended period with an upper-body injury.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:56:44
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:56:44
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 2020-03-12 12:55:29
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:55:29
Pavel Gogolev, Toronto Maple Leafs - Wrist
Mikheyev is on injured reserve after having surgery to repair an artery and tendons in his right wrist. A timetable for return has yet to be established.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:54:18
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:54:18
Jake Muzzin, Toronto Maple Leafs - Hand
Muzzin is sidelined with a fractured right hand, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:53:44
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:53:44
Jan Rutta, Tampa Bay Lightning - Lower Body
Rutta has been placed on the injured reserve list and will miss an extended period due to a lower-body injury.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:53:05
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:53:05
Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks - Head
Couture is sidelined due to a head injury, and he will miss an extended period.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:51:48
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:51:48
Nate Thompson, Philadelphia Flyers - Knee
Thompson is expected to be sidelined for an undetermined length of time due to a knee sprain.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:51:06
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:51:06
Mark Borowiecki, Ottawa Senators - Ankle
Borowiecki has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a high-ankle sprain. A timetable for return has yet to be established.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:50:22
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:50:22
Carson Soucy, Minnesota Wild - Upper Body
Soucy is on the injured reserve list due to an upper-body injury, and he will be sidelined for an undetermined length of time.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:48:54
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:48:54
Mike Green, Edmonton Oilers - Knee
Green is expected to miss an extended period due to a sprained MCL in his knee.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:47:36
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:47:36
Filip Zadina, Detroit Red Wings - Ankle
Zadina is expected to miss an extended period while on the injured reserve list with an ankle injury and a mid-body ailment.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:47:12
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:47:12
Nathan Gerbe, Columbus Blue Jackets - Groin
Gerbe is anticipated to miss an extended period with a groin strain.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:46:35
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:46:35
Philipp Grubauer, Colorado Avalanche - Groin
Grubauer has landed on injured reserve with a groin injury, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:45:18
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:45:18
Matt Calvert, Colorado Avalanche - Lower Body
Calvert has been sent to the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury, and it is unclear when he will return to the ice.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:44:45
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:44:45
Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche - Lower Body
MacKinnon is out of commission due to a lower-body injury, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:44:13
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:44:13
James Reimer, Carolina Hurricanes - Knee
Reimer is expected to be on the shelf for an extended period due to a knee injury.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:43:44
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:43:44
Juuso Valimaki, Calgary Flames - Knee
Valimaki is recovering from a torn ACL in his right knee, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:42:46
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:42:46
Conor Garland, Arizona Coyotes - Lower Body
Garland is expected to miss an extended period due to a lower-body injury.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:42:10
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:42:10
Erik Gudbranson, Anaheim Ducks - Upper Body
Gudbranson has been added to the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:41:23
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:41:23

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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