The Latest News on NHL Injuries

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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).

Kevin Fiala, Minnesota Wild - Lower Body
Fiala is dealing with a lower-body injury, and he will not suit up Tuesday versus the Oilers.
out - Out Tues
Updated 2019-10-22 09:21:25
out - Out Tues
Updated 2019-10-22 09:21:25
David Krejci, Boston Bruins - Upper Body
Krejci has landed on injured reserve due to an upper-body injury, and he will not dress versus the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
I-R - Out Tues
Updated 2019-10-22 08:29:01
I-R - Out Tues
Updated 2019-10-22 08:29:01
Artem Anisimov, Ottawa Senators - Lower Body
Anisimov is tending to a lower-body injury, and it is unknown if he will play against the Red Wings on Wednesday.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-10-22 08:19:09
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-10-22 08:19:09
Mikko Rantanen, Colorado Avalanche - Ankle
Rantanen exited the previous game with a left ankle injury, and his status for Friday's tilt with the Golden Knight is in question.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-10-22 07:54:46
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-10-22 07:54:46
Leo Komarov, New York Islanders - Illness
Komarov missed the previous game due to an illness, but it is likely that he will play Thursday against the Coyotes.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-22 07:53:57
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-22 07:53:57
Pierre-Luc Dubois, Columbus Blue Jackets - Undisclosed
Dubois is tending to an unspecified injury but is expected to take the ice against the Hurricanes on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-22 07:52:33
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-22 07:52:33
Nico Hischier, New Jersey Devils - Upper Body
Hischier has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury, but it is projected that he will return Friday against the Coyotes.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-10-22 07:50:53
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-10-22 07:50:53
Artem Anisimov, Ottawa Senators - Lower Body
Anisimov has missed the previous three games due to a lower-body injury, but he is expected to return against the Stars on Monday.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-10-21 17:29:07
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-10-21 17:29:07
Carl Gunnarsson, St. Louis Blues - Lower Body
Gunnarsson has missed the previous two games due to a lower-body injury, and it is uncertain he will face the Kings on Thursday.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-10-21 17:21:23
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-10-21 17:21:23
Malcolm Subban, Vegas Golden Knights - Lower Body
Subban is sidelined with a lower-body injury, and the severity of the ailment is unknown.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-10-21 16:22:09
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-10-21 16:22:09
Ryan Murray, Columbus Blue Jackets - Upper Body
Murray sat out the previous game due to an upper-body injury, but it is anticipated that he will suit up against the Maple Leafs on Monday.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-10-21 15:58:02
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-10-21 15:58:02
Brian Dumoulin, Pittsburgh Penguins - Lower Body
Dumoulin has been added to the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury, and there is no timetable for recovery.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-10-21 14:47:32
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-10-21 14:47:32
Joakim Nordstrom, Boston Bruins - Upper Body
Nordstrom sat out the previous game due to an upper-body injury, and he is unlikely to suit up against the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 13:28:58
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 13:28:58
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers - Rest
Lundqvist is unlikely to take part in Tuesday's game versus the Coyotes due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 13:27:37
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 13:27:37
Adam Erne, Detroit Red Wings - Upper Body
Erne is dealing with an upper-body injury, and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Canucks on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 13:26:50
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 13:26:50
Bryan Rust, Pittsburgh Penguins - Hand
Rust is on injured reserve with a right hand injury, and it is unknown if he will be activated in time for Saturday's game versus the Oilers.
I-R - Out Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 13:25:39
I-R - Out Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 13:25:39
Alex Galchenyuk, Pittsburgh Penguins - Lower Body
Galchenyuk will be on the injured reserve list until at least the beginning of November due to a lower-body injury.
I-R - Early Nov
Updated 2019-10-21 11:23:38
I-R - Early Nov
Updated 2019-10-21 11:23:38
, Boston Bruins - Undisclosed
Lindholm is nursing an unspecified injury, and it is undetermined if he will be in Tuesday's lineup versus the Maple Leafs.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 11:22:47
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 11:22:47
Will Butcher, New Jersey Devils - Upper Body
Butcher is on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, and it is unknown if he will return Friday against the Coyotes.
I-R - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-10-21 11:21:44
I-R - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-10-21 11:21:44
Jared McCann, Pittsburgh Penguins - Lower Body
McCann missed the previous game due to a lower-body injury, but he is expected to play against the Panthers on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 11:21:13
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 11:21:13
Nick Bjugstad, Pittsburgh Penguins - Lower Body
Bjugstad has hit the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury. It is uncertain if he will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Panthers.
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 11:19:39
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 11:19:39
Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers - Upper Body
Barkov exited the previous game due to an upper-body injury, but he is likely to suit up against the Penguins on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 11:18:55
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 11:18:55
Victor Rask, Minnesota Wild - Lower Body
Rask has missed the past two games with a lower-body injury, and he will not play against the Oilers on Tuesday.
out - Out Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 11:18:29
out - Out Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 11:18:29
Mats Zuccarello, Minnesota Wild - Lower Body
Zuccarello is on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, but he is expected to come off the IR in time for Tuesday's game versus the the Oilers.
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 11:18:10
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 11:18:10
Casey Cizikas, New York Islanders - Ankle
Cizikas is on the injured reserve list due to an ankle injury, and he will not return versus the Coyotes on Thursday.
I-R - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-10-21 11:15:43
I-R - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-10-21 11:15:43
Josh Anderson, Columbus Blue Jackets - Upper Body
Anderson has been activated from injured reserve after recovering from an upper-body injury, and he is likely to dress against the Maple Leafs on Monday.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-10-21 10:46:17
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-10-21 10:46:17
Vincent Trocheck, Florida Panthers - Undisclosed
Trocheck is nursing an injury to an unlisted location, and it is uncertain if he will be active Tuesday versus the Penguins.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 10:45:10
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 10:45:10
Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights - Rest
Fleury is not expected to take part in Monday's matchup versus the Flyers due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-10-21 10:42:23
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-10-21 10:42:23
Mackenzie Blackwood, New Jersey Devils - Illness
Blackwood is ailing from an illness, but the symptoms are likely to subside in time for Friday's contest against the Coyotes.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-10-21 10:41:42
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-10-21 10:41:42
Andreas Johnsson, Toronto Maple Leafs - Leg
Johnsson exited the previous game due to a leg injury, but is expected to dress against the Blue Jackets on Monday.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-10-21 08:41:52
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-10-21 08:41:52
Brendan Guhle, Anaheim Ducks - Lower Body
Guhle has been activated from the injured reserve list after a lower-body injury, but it is uncertain if he will return Tuesday against the Predators.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 18:17:32
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 18:17:32
Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames - Lower Body
Bennett sat out the previous game with a lower-body injury, and it is uncertain if he will suit up Tuesday against the Capitals.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 18:16:38
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 18:16:38
Andrew Mangiapane, Calgary Flames - Upper Body
Mangiapane has missed the past two games with an upper-body injury, and it is unknown if he will play against the Capitals on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 18:15:58
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 18:15:58
Anthony Bitetto, Winnipeg Jets - Lower Body
Bitetto has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury, but it is uncertain if he will face the Kings on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 16:13:01
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 16:13:01
Alex Tuch, Vegas Golden Knights - Upper Body
Tuch has landed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. He is aiming to return by the beginning of November.
I-R - Early Nov
Updated 2019-10-20 15:48:42
I-R - Early Nov
Updated 2019-10-20 15:48:42
Nate Schmidt, Vegas Golden Knights - Knee
Schmidt has landed on injured reserve due to a left knee injury and is likely to remain on the IR until at least the start of November.
I-R - Early Nov
Updated 2019-10-20 15:48:21
I-R - Early Nov
Updated 2019-10-20 15:48:21
Cedric Paquette, Tampa Bay Lightning - Arm
Paquette is on injured reserve with a right arm injury and is expected to be on the IR until at least the start of November.
I-R - Early Nov
Updated 2019-10-20 15:46:45
I-R - Early Nov
Updated 2019-10-20 15:46:45
Rudolfs Balcers, Ottawa Senators - Lower Body
Balcers has been placed on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, and he is expected to be on the IR until at least the beginning of November.
I-R - Early Nov
Updated 2019-10-20 15:46:19
I-R - Early Nov
Updated 2019-10-20 15:46:19
, Edmonton Oilers - Concussion
Persson is sidelined with a concussion but is expected to be cleared for action before the beginning of November.
out - Early Nov
Updated 2019-10-20 15:45:39
out - Early Nov
Updated 2019-10-20 15:45:39
Bryan Little, Winnipeg Jets - Concussion
Little is going through the league's concussion protocol, but he is expected to make his season debut Sunday against the Oilers.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-10-20 15:43:02
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-10-20 15:43:02
Joel Armia, Montreal Canadiens - Lower Body
Armia has sat out the previous two games due to a lower-body injury, and it is unknown if he will play Thursday against the Sharks.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-10-20 14:58:39
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-10-20 14:58:39
Jordan Eberle, New York Islanders - Leg
Eberle has been sent to the injured reserve list due to a leg injury, and it is unclear how much time he will miss.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-10-20 14:40:38
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-10-20 14:40:38
Jordan Oesterle, Arizona Coyotes - Head
Oesterle has been placed on the injured reserve list with a head injury, and it is unclear how much time he will need to heal.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-10-20 14:37:18
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-10-20 14:37:18
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens - Rest
Price is not expected to take part in Sunday's game versus the Wild due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-10-20 12:41:06
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-10-20 12:41:06
, Boston Bruins - Lower Body
Kuhlman has a lower-body injury, and it is uncertain if he will be available for Tuesday's contest versus the Maple Leafs.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 11:11:09
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 11:11:09
Dennis Cholowski, Detroit Red Wings - Undisclosed
Cholowski sat out the previous game with an undefined injury, and it is unclear if he will play Tuesday against the Canucks.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 11:10:17
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 11:10:17
Evgenii Dadonov, Florida Panthers - Undisclosed
Dadonov is dealing with an undefined injury, and his status for Tuesday's game versus the Penguins is hazy.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 11:09:39
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 11:09:39
Jonathan Huberdeau, Florida Panthers - Undisclosed
Huberdeau has an unspecified injury, and it is unknown if he will play Tuesday against the Penguins.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 11:09:01
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-20 11:09:01
Erik Haula, Carolina Hurricanes - Upper Body
Haula sustained an upper-body injury in the previous game, and it is unknown if he will play against the Blue Jackets on Thursday.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-10-20 11:04:07
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-10-20 11:04:07
, San Jose Sharks - Illness
Radil sat out the previous game due to an illness, and it is uncertain if he will dress against Sabres on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-19 20:29:58
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-19 20:29:58

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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