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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).

John Moore - Upper Body
Moore left the last game due to an upper-body injury and it has yet to be announced if he will face the Rangers on Wednesday.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-03-25 17:59:13
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-03-25 17:59:13
Torey Krug - Concussion
Krug is sidelined with a concussion and it is unknown if he will be cleared in time for Wednesday's matchup with the Rangers.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-03-25 16:50:02
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-03-25 16:50:02
Matt Grzelcyk - Forearm
Grzelcyk is sidelined due to an injured forearm and it is uncertain if he will return to the lineup Saturday against the Panthers.
out - Out Wed
Updated 2019-03-25 16:49:32
out - Out Wed
Updated 2019-03-25 16:49:32
Marcus Johansson - Lung
Johansson is saddled with a lung contusion and it has yet to be determined if he will return to action against the Rangers on Wednesday.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-03-25 16:48:53
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-03-25 16:48:53
Kevan Miller - Upper Body
Miller has been idle due to an upper-body injury and it has yet to be established if he will draw back into the lineup against the Panthers on Saturday.
out - Out Wed
Updated 2019-03-25 16:48:18
out - Out Wed
Updated 2019-03-25 16:48:18
Chris Wagner - Undisclosed
Wagner is likely to participate in Monday's tilt with the Lightning despite missing practice due to a maintenance day.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-03-24 16:05:21
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-03-24 16:05:21
Sean Kuraly - Hand
Kuraly is recovering from surgery to repair a right hand fracture. He is expected to be sidelined for four weeks.
out - Late April
Updated 2019-03-24 11:43:04
out - Late April
Updated 2019-03-24 11:43:04
David Pastrnak - Thumb
Pastrnak is on injured reserve while recovering from a procedure on his left thumb but it is likely he will return to action against the Islanders on Tuesday.
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-19 10:42:43
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-19 10:42:43
Jake DeBrusk - Lower Body
DeBrusk has sat out the past five games with a lower-body injury but it is likely he will return Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-16 08:37:37
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-16 08:37:37
Sean Kuraly - Concussion
Kurlay has sat out the past two games while going through the league-mandated concussion protocol. He is likely to be cleared in time for Thursday's tilt with the Panthers.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-06 14:46:20
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-06 14:46:20
Zdeno Chara - Face
Chara is recovering from taking a puck to the face but is likely to suit up against the Hurricanes on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 15:44:00
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 15:44:00
Brandon Carlo - Upper Body
Carlo departed the previous game due to an upper-body injury, leaving his status for Saturday's clash versus the Devils up in the air.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-28 19:48:42
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-28 19:48:42
Noel Acciari - Teeth
Acciari took a puck to the face last game and is recovering from dental surgery. It is likely he will play against the Lightning on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-28 10:39:24
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-28 10:39:24
Patrice Bergeron - Undisclosed
Bergeron missed practice due to a maintenance day but is expected to be in Thursday's lineup versus the Lighting.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-27 17:38:54
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-27 17:38:54
Torey Krug - Lower Body
Krug suffered a lower-body injury in the last game but will likely play Tuesday against the Sharks.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-25 10:40:53
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-25 10:40:53
Peter Cehlarik - Lower Body
Cehlarik has a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will play Saturday against the Blues.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:58:01
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-21 16:58:01
Peter Cehlarik - Lower Body
Cehlarik has been held out of the past two games with a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will play Saturday against the Blues.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-20 19:24:26
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-20 19:24:26
Tuukka Rask - Rest
Rask is not expected to take part in Wednesday's game against the Golden Knights as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2019-02-20 18:58:59
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2019-02-20 18:58:59
Matt Grzelcyk - Lower Body
Grzelcyk has been held out of the previous four games with a lower-body injury and it is unclear if he will return Saturday against the Kings.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-16 05:19:42
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-16 05:19:42
Tuukka Rask - Rest
Rask is not expected to be available against the Ducks on Friday as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Fri
Updated 2019-02-14 14:23:19
doubtful - Doub Fri
Updated 2019-02-14 14:23:19
Joakim Nordstrom - Leg
Nordstrum is on the injured reserve list due to a non-displaced fibula fracture in his leg but it is expected he will be activated in time for Thursday's game against the Flyers.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-30 11:30:24
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-30 11:30:24
Tuukka Rask - Concussion
Rask has been placed on the injured reserve due to a concussion but it is likely he will be activated prior to Thursday's contest against the Flyers.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-30 11:29:52
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-30 11:29:52
Chris Wagner - Illness
Wagner is battling an illness but it is likely he will be available for Wednesday's contest versus the Flyers.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-16 09:32:26
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-16 09:32:26
Jake DeBrusk - Lower Body
DeBrusk has a lower-body injury but is expected to lace up for Wednesday's game against the Flyers.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-16 09:30:50
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-16 09:30:50
Charlie McAvoy - Lower Body
McAvoy is on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. He has returned to practice and is lining up to return Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-10 16:10:28
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-10 16:10:28
Tuukka Rask - Rest
Rask is not expected to play Thursday against the Capitals as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-01-09 13:25:59
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-01-09 13:25:59
David Backes - Suspension
Backes has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head. He is expected to be reinstated in time for Saturday's game against the Sabres.
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2018-12-30 13:53:04
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2018-12-30 13:53:04
Brad Marchand - Upper Body
Marchand missed the last game with an upper-body injury but it is not expected to impede his status for Tuesday's matchup against the Blackhawks.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-30 12:46:27
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-30 12:46:27
Urho Vaakanainen - Concussion
Vaakanainen is on the injured reserve list due to a concussion and the flu. It is unclear if he will return against the Sabres on Saturday.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-12-27 17:24:02
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-12-27 17:24:02
Jake DeBrusk - Concussion
Debrusk has cleared the concussion protocol and is likely to be on the ice for Thursday's matchup with the Devils.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 11:37:22
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 11:37:22
Kevan Miller - Throat
Miller has been activated from the injured reserve and it is likely he will return Thursday against the Devils.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 11:36:16
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 11:36:16
Zdeno Chara - Knee
Chara has been activated from the injured reserve after recovering from an injury to his left MCL. He is expected to return to the lineup against the Devils on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 11:33:48
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 11:33:48
Patrice Bergeron - Shoulder
Bergeron is on injured reserve with a rib and sternoclavicular injuries. He has practiced with the team but it is expected he will return to action against the Predators on Saturday.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-22 09:56:41
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-22 09:56:41
Tuukka Rask - Rest
Rask will not play Thursday against the Ducks as he is to be rested.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2018-12-20 14:52:55
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2018-12-20 14:52:55
Sean Kuraly - Nose
Kuraly is recovering from a minor nose surgery but is likely to be back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Penguins.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-12-13 11:37:15
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-12-13 11:37:15
David Backes - Face
Backes sustained a facial laceration is the previous game and it is unknown if he will play against the Penguins on Friday.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-12-11 20:00:13
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-12-11 20:00:13
Charlie McAvoy - Upper Body
McAvoy left Tuesday's game due to an upper-body injury and it is uncertain if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2018-12-11 16:19:45
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2018-12-11 16:19:45
Charlie McAvoy - Upper Body
McAvoy is dealing with an upper-body injury but is likely to face the Senators on Sunday.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-09 13:06:39
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-09 13:06:39
Charlie McAvoy - Concussion
McAvoy has been activated from injured reserve after recovering from a concussion. He is expected to play Thursday against the Lightning.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-06 12:52:38
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-06 12:52:38
Torey Krug - Undisclosed
Krug missed practice due to general maintenance but is expected to suit up against the Panthers on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-03 11:31:31
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-03 11:31:31
Brandon Carlo - Shoulder
Carlo has landed on injured reserve due to a shoulder and collarbone injury but it is expected that he will return to action against the Red Wings on Saturday.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-01 13:11:05
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-01 13:11:05
Jake DeBrusk - Head
DeBrusk is expected to be in Thursday's lineup against the Islanders despite a head injury.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-11-28 12:56:21
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-11-28 12:56:21
John Moore - Lower Body
Moore missed his last three games with a lower-body injury but it is likely he will play against the Penguins on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-11-23 10:39:57
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-11-23 10:39:57
Kevan Miller - Hand
Miller is on injured reserve due to a hand injury but is likely to return Wednesday against the Red Wings.
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-19 11:17:16
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-19 11:17:16
Tuukka Rask - Personal
Rask is away from the team dealing with a personal matter and is unlikely to return Wednesday against the Avalanche.
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2018-11-13 12:29:13
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2018-11-13 12:29:13
Matt Grzelcyk - Lower Body
Grzelcyk has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury but is likely to play Monday against the Stars.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-11-05 15:39:45
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-11-05 15:39:45
Chris Wagner - Lower Body
Wagner is likely to participate in Monday's game against the Stars despite a lower-body injury.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-11-05 11:13:38
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-11-05 11:13:38
David Backes - Upper Body
Backes has sat out the past five games due to an upper-body injury but it is likely he will return Saturday against the Predators.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-11-01 10:22:11
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-11-01 10:22:11
Torey Krug - Ankle
Krug is on the injured reserve list with a left ankle injury but is expected to be activated in time for Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes.
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-10-28 11:49:29
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-10-28 11:49:29
David Backes - Head
Backes left Thursday's game due to a head injury and it is unclear if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2018-10-18 20:24:10
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2018-10-18 20:24:10

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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