Ask The Capologist

Have a question about the NHL Salary Cap, CBA, or want to know how transactions happen in the NHL? Ask PuckPedia’s capologist. Browse by topic

Asked Jan 2, 2023 by Dave W
Toronto Maple Leafs logo

LTIR Salary vs Retirement

When a player goes on LTIR do they continue to get paid regular salary? Jake Muzzin is on LTIR, does he get paid full salary? If he retired, does he still get paid full salary until his contract expires? Is there then any financial incentive to retire, or does retiring hurt him?


Feb 24, 2023

Any player with an active contract gets paid the full contract amount, regardless of if they are healthy, on IR, or LTIR.  If a player retires before the contract expires, they no longer get paid. That's why it's very rare for injured players with active contracts to retire, they almost always just remain on IR or LTIR so they continue to get paid until the contract is completed.

Ask Your Own Quesiton