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Asked Feb 15, 2020 by Tyler
Edmonton Oilers logo McDavid IR Cap Implications

Does a player on IR count against the cap? If not, how much space (annualized) per game becomes available for each game Connor McDavid is on IR? 

Mar 4, 2020

A player on IR does count against the Cap, the exact same as if he were healthy.  The only consequence of a player on IR is the team likely needs to call up a replacement player from the AHL, so their overall cap hit will be higher from having an additional player on the NHL roster contributing to their team Cap Hit.